Helpful information

Helpful information about alcohol and drugs

Whether you’re looking to recover from problem alcohol and drug behaviour, or are worried about someone else we’re here to help.

Drugs

What happens when you come to Swanswell

Learn about what we do here at Swanswell to help with your recovery from problem drug use.

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Fact files

Learn the facts about drugs including criminal consequences of possession, the risks in taking them and just how addictive they are.

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Safer injecting

Learn how to inject safely. But remember, if you inject drugs you’re putting yourself at greater risk of HIV, overdose and vein damage.

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Overdose and risks

Learn about the signs of an overdose and what you can do to minimise risk.

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Alcohol

Drinking safely and minimising risk

If you’re planning to drink, please do so safely. Here we provide tips for staying safe and reducing harm when drinking.

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Alcohol poisoning

Learn the facts about and signs of alcohol poisoning so you can stay well. Learn how to deal with a friend suffering from alcohol poisoning.

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Fast alcohol screening test

If you’re not sure whether you’re consuming too much alcohol you may want to take our Fast alcohol screening test.

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How your body deals with alcohol

Find out how your body deals with the alcohol you drink and how it's removed from your system

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Calories in alcohol

Do you know how many slices of bacon are in one glass of wine? Find out this plus lots more.

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Stay safe on a night out

No one want's their good night to turn bad. Follow our four simple tips to stay safe while drinking alcohol on a night out.

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Drinking levels and risk

Is your drinking putting you at risk? Find out how different drinking levels can have an impact on your health

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I'm worried about someone else

For every person with an alcohol or drug problem there’s usually at least one family member or friend trying to support them. This can be incredibly difficult. You may be worried about someone’s alcohol or drug use and not know where to turn.

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FAQ

Have a question about alcohol, drugs or Swanswell's services? Have a look at our FAQ.

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Useful websites

Here are some agencies, organisations and websites that provide help, information or support, which you may find useful.

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