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Drugs and Alcohol

The issue of drug and alcohol misuse is frequently in the news and is a cause of great concern for many.

If you, or a friend, or family member have a drink or drug problem help is available locally:

Oasis Partnership

The Oasis Partnership is a charity providing specialist drug and alcohol support services across Buckinghamshire since 1984. We offer a wide range of recovery focused support options, aiming to help individuals to address their drug or alcohol problems and get their lives back on track.

 Tel: 01494 898480, Email:


DrugFam is a charity that offers support to families, friends and carers for those affected by substance misuse. A  Family Support Group is active in Chesham. The attached document provides the dates and times.

Tel: 0300 888 3853 (7 days a week 9am - 9pm), Email


SMART are a charity helping people to overcome the effects of drug and alcohol dependency, they offer free confidential support and information on anything related to drugs and alcohol. You can ask us for advice for yourself, a loved one or someone you know.

Tel: 01296 331933, Email:

Young Addaction

Young Addaction Buckinghamshire delivers a holistic service to young people and families across Buckinghamshire

They support young people and families in the community to make positive changes and provide one to one support, targeted support, drop-ins, group work and all other services to minimise the impact of substance misuse on the family dynamic.

Mon - Fri: 8:30-17:00

Tel: 01296 331933

Unit Guidelines

Unit guidelines are the same for men and women, it is advised that you do not drink more than 14 units a week and include a few alcohol-free days.

The units in any alcoholic drink will be displayed on the product.

How to cut back

Cutting back on alcohol can improve your health, mental and physical well-being. There are lots of practical ways you can start to cut down and stay on track. For more information visit the Drink Aware website.

Responsible drinking means drinking enjoyably, sociably and moderately. It also means not drinking at all in situations where the effects of alcohol will put your own or someone else's safety or health at risk.

Psychoactive substances (Was known as legal highs)

There is now no such thing as a 'legal high'.

The law has changed, making it an offence to supply or possess drugs that are to be taken for their psychoactive effects.

For more information about Psychoactive Substances please visit:

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