There are many different ways to get help if you or someone you know suffers from a drug problem in East Renfrewshire. Firstly the council has a substance misuse team, of social workers and health staff who can provide a range of services to current and previous users and support their family members. They can be contacted direct on 0141 577 3368.
If you are a parent/guardian concerned about a child, there is information on the Know the Score website to enable you to ask questions and discuss drugs openly with your child. To visit the Know the Score website click here
or phone 0800 587 5879.
Talk to Frank is the government’s national anti-drug campaign which was established in 2003 and provides information in a relevant way to young people. To view the Talk to Frank website click here
or phone 0800 77 66 00.
If you are suspicious that drug dealing or misuse is taking place in your neighborhood, you can phone Crimestoppers and report any suspect activity. The number for Crimestoppers is 0800 555 111. Alternatively you can phone Giffnock Police Station on 0141 532 5700, or Barrhead Police Station 0141 532 6200.
Strathclyde Police have a drugs awareness team who carry out presentations in schools and community centres. They can be contacted by phoning 0141 532 5519.