Legal highs helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on legal highs

NHS Choices – Drugs

Drugs overview

Legal highs

Drug addiction support

Find services for drug addiction support that are right for you or someone you know. Provide your postcode to search for the nearest drug addiction support service. Legal highs can carry serious health risks. The chemicals they contain have in most cases never been used in drugs for human consumption before, so haven't been tested to show that they are safe. Users can never be certain what they are taking and what the effects might be.

Talk to Frank

Helpline: 0800 77 66 00

Legal highs

How do I know if I’ve got a problem?

Offers free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. Helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't).

Drugs and your body

Legal highs

Teen and youth oriented information and advice resource, run by UK charity YouthNet. Honest, factual information about drugs, sex, careers, relationships and much more.

Angelus Foundation


Legal highs and other harmful social substances are responsible for the death and long-term damage of too many young people in the UK. Through dedicated research, education and advocacy, The Angelus Foundation strives to highlight these risks and encourage young people to make informed, responsible choices and lead safer lives. Get the facts and have wiser conversations with your children and send your teenagers to


Helpline: 0800 1111


ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Get Connected

Freephone: 08 08 80 84994 (1pm - 11pm)


Confidential national helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue. If you’re having a tough time with anything to do with drugs, you don’t have to cope on your own. Asking for help is a really brave and positive thing, and help exists in loads of different forms.


Helpline: 020 7324 2989

Release provides a free confidential and non-judemental national information and advice service in relation to drugs and drug laws as well as a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them. The drugs team provides help, advice, information, support and referral to people affected directly and indirectly by drug use.

Action on Addiction

Helpline: 0300 330 0659

Provides help and information to families and individuals who are worried about alcohol or drug misuse problems.


Working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, includes specialist services for young people and access to local projects.

Adfam National

National charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work including database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.

More information and advice on our helplines pages