Alcohol, drugs and medications can be extremely dangerous to children. It is really important that you think about how you store and use these, in order to keep your children safe. Our handy and informative guides should help you keep substances away from your children and so keep them safe and healthy.

During pregnancy, heavy alcohol use by the mother can lead to developmental and behaviour problems for your child after the baby is born and taking drugs during pregnancy can lead to serious medical complications and lead to your child being born drug dependant. It is recommended that you should not drink alcohol or take drugs during your pregnancy.

Alcohol and/or Drugs: NHS local services search to find help in your area:

Drugs: Details of local support services in your area, including needle exchanges and detox programmes, can be found here: