Drugs and alcohol
Support and Advice
There are lots of organisations available that can provide you or someone you know with support and advice.
- Turning Point – Support designed to fit around each person’s needs to change their use of drugs and alcohol – do we have a link for this?
- Support for Young People – Didcot Train, NOMAD Henley and DAMASCUS Abingdon
- National Drugs Helpline (FRANK) – Information about drugs and drug use, help and advice
- Alcoholics Anonymous – The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking
- Drinkaware - UK-wide alcohol education charity helping people make better choices about their drinking
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)
PSPOs are used to stop individuals or groups committing antisocial behaviour in public places. It prevents specific activities and behaviours within designated areas, and can be enforced by us and the Police (including PCSOs). It is important that the order is used proportionately.
County Drug Lines
County Drug Lines (CDL) is the common name given to organised crime where criminal gangs exploit vulnerable children and adults to expand drug dealing and criminal activity into small towns and rural areas. Individuals are exploited, often with violence and intimidation, to support the activity by drug dealing or having their home taken over as a base (a process known as cuckooing).
Find out more about CDLs and what to look out for. If you’re concerned about drug-related crime in your area, or that someone may be a victim of exploitation for a CDL, please contact the police on 101. If someone is in immediate danger dial 999.
Last reviewed: 19 - 02 - 2020