Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol are heavily linked to violent crime but also to many other crimes such as theft, burglary and robbery for example.

Of course the production and distribution of drugs and of alcohol without license are also illegal.

If you have been affected by crime related to drugs or alcohol, we are here to help. We provide emotional support, guidance and practical help to make sure you can move forward.

Whether the incident happened recently or in the past, we are here – to talk, to listen, for advice, for help.

You can talk to us over the phone, email us and speak to us in person. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t reported the crime to the police but if you would like to, we can help with that, too.

All of our services are free and confidential. Please get in touch.

Staying safe

Lancashire Police have put together some guidance around drugs, alcohol and violent crime. The guidance below is taken from their website.

What you can do to stay safe:

When out and about in the evening when more of us are drinking, we want you to make sure you stay safe. Follow this advice:

  • Plan how you and friends are going to get home.
  • Pre-book a taxi.
  • Look out for your mates and stick together.
  • Don’t walk home alone – always walk in groups. Stick to the main roads and try to avoid shortcuts and unlit areas.
  • Try to have someone in the group who stays sober to make sure everyone else is safe.
  • Never drink and drive. Take turns with your mates on different nights out to be the designated driver; and remember the only safe amount of alcohol to drink when you are driving is none at all.
  • Don’t leave your drink unattended or accept drinks from a stranger.
  • Know your limit and stick to it.
  • Avoid confrontations and walk away.

For more information about drugs and alcohol visit the dedicated page on the Lancashire Constabulary Website.