Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. They work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
Addictions Counselling Inverness offers help and support to individuals who may be experiencing problems due to their own or someone else's alcohol or drug use.
Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland's national alcohol charity. Their main aims are to promote a responsible attitude to drinking in Scotland and to reduce the effects of alcohol misuse on all those affected by their own or anothers drinking.
Alcohol Information Scotland site provides information, statistics and research relating specifically to alcohol misuse. Our target users are policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community.
It's recommended that you don't drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread out over at least 3 days, to keep the risks from alcohol low. This is the same for both men and women.
But what does that look like for you?
The Drug Misuse Information in Scotland site provides information, statistics and research relating to drug and alcohol misuse. Our target users are policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community.
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk. We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate and speak for our member organisations working on the ground. DrugScope is supported by a variety of organisations, including Government, EU, Trusts and Foundations.
In Highland we are committed to improving services and outcomes for children and their families. To achieve this, we know that everyone involved with children and young people need to work together
The Highland Council website provides guidance and information on Council services, such as Social Work and Housing.
A toolkit of resources for young people, parents and carers, and any professionals involved with children. Covers alcohol, drugs, tobbaco, Blood Borne Viruses, Volatile Substance Abuse and New Psychoactive Substances.
Includes lesson plans, web sites, and materials available from NHS Highland Health Improvement Resources Service
Aim is to develop services for young carers throughout Highland. Can provide advice, information and training to professionals in both adults and children's services to facilitate the identification and support of young carers
Highland Youth Voice is an elected Parliament of 70 young people from throughout the area. They want to make sure that young people have a say in issues that effect young people and also take action on issues that they think are important.
Website of the Institute of Alcohol Studies, an education charity which aims to increase the understanding of alcohol and of public policies necessary to reduce the problems associated with its use.
Website is full of useful information from fact sheets to current news stories.
Harm Reduction International is a leading NGO dedicated to reducing the negative health, social and legal impacts of drug use and drug policy.
As Scotlands definitive drugs information gateway, this portal web site provides you with the facts on drugs in Scotland, whether you're a young person, a parent/relative, friend, carer or a community group. The web site contains information for anyone who wants to know about drugs in Scotland and the harmful effects of drugs misuse. Know the Score is at the heart of a network of drugs-related services and organisations which provide information and advice on drugs issues in Scotland.
Inverness Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Recovery Group. Primary purpose is to help other drug addicts to recover from addiction.
A service which loans training packs, DVDs, videos, laminated posters, models displays and equipment on several health improvement topics within Highland. Also provides some non-returnable leaflets and posters.
Northern Constabulary's website promotes the police work across Highland. Their goal is to make a positive contribution to the well-being of the Highlands and Islands through a problem solving approach to community policing and their aim is the pursuit of excellence in community policing.
Website for Parentline Plus, part of the Family Lives charity based in England. The site gives advice to parents worried about issues such as alcohol which might affect children and teenagers.
The Scotland's Health On the Web service is provided by a team of people based within the Information and Statistics Division of NHS Scotland. In addition to the SHOW team, the contributing websites on SHOW are provided by the organisations themselves and a dedicated army of NHS Scotland staff.
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is the national non-government drugs policy and information agency working in partnership with others to co-ordinate effective responses to drug use in Scotland. SDF aims to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of interests, promoting collaborative, evidence-based responses to drug use.
The Scottish Government site gives information about the activities and responsibilities of the Government, including the Substance Misuse Division.
SHAAP aims to provide an authoritative medical voice on the impact of alcohol on the health of the people of Scotland and to campaign for action to reduce this harm.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and drugs provide a wide range of services for family members and family support groups. Call the free and Confidential helpline 08080 101011 - 5pm - 7pm, 7 days a week.
The SRC is a small independant charity funded by the Scottish Government to support the implementation of national drugs Strategy 'The Road to Recovery'. SRC works with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies to build the capacity of the recovery movement on a local & national level.
Waverley Care is Scotland's leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C. As part of their work Waverley Carealso strive to raise awareness of these conditions and their prevention.