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Introducing the Information service

Introducing the Information service

Before contacting the Information Service, please scroll down the links below to see if your enquiry can be answered here.

  • If you are looking for a drug treatment service in your area, check our Helpfinder service: a database of drug treatment services in England, Wales and Scotland
  • If you need help with a drug problem or advice about a friend or family member's drug use contact Talk to Frank on 0800 77 66 00 or visit
  • For legal advice about a drug-related issue contact Release on 0845 450 0215 or visit
  • If you would like some basic drugs information visit DrugSearch: an online encyclopaedia of drugs and their history, effects and the law
  • Looking for information or literature for an essay, research or dissertation? Visit DrugData: a searchable database of over 100,000 records of drugs literature in the English Language. Please note that DrugData is a bibliographic archive of references primarily covering the years 1968-2008. Students who require more up to date references should consult their own university or college library resources. However, if you are looking for references to ‘what works’ in drug treatment, education and prevention or criminal justice interventions, please go to
  • For information on how to obtain posters and leaflets, visit our Posters and Leaflets pages.
  • If you are looking to be alerted to new developments in the drug and alcohol field, visit DS Daily: our free email service alerting you to all the latest publications and stories
  • For information on our books and resources visit Publications: to order DrugScope publications, go to
  • To subscribe to our Druglink magazine click here
  • For key documents on crime, education, health, availability and community safety, plus official documentation visit Good Practice and Research

For more information please contact the Information Service