Your health

These contacts provide a wide range of advice and support in areas concerning pregnancy, alcohol, drugs and smoking.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking

Alcohol Focus Scotland
Provides free, confidential counselling services for people affected by alcohol problems. Promotes safer, healthier drinking styles, but is not anti-alcohol.
Tel: 0141 572 6700
Drinkline: 0800 7 314 314

Alcoholics Anonymous
Network of self-help groups where members encourage each other to stop drinking and to stay off drink. Look in the phone book for details of your local group.
Tel: 0141 226 2214
Helpline: 0800 9177 650

FRANK (national drugs helpline)
Free 24-hour confidential drug information, advice and counselling service.
Tel: 0300 123 6600 (24 hours)

Scottish Drugs Forum
Offers information on local treatment and services for drug users, family and friends.
Glasgow: 0141 221 1175
Edinburgh: 0131 221 9300 

Scottish national helpline for smokers who need advice or help in stopping, or for their friends who are encouraging them to stop. Provides details of local services.
Tel: 0800 84 84 84

Take it right outside (second-hand smoke)
Information on second-hand smoke and the harm it can do at home and in cars.

Pregnancy support

Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)
Charity providing support and information for sufferers of pre-eclampsia.
Tel: 01386 761848

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Information regarding the role and function of a chartered physiotherapist, including how to get in touch with local private practitioners.
Tel: 0131 226 1441

Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage (SCIM)
A counselling service for women who have lost babies through miscarriage, offering support for future pregnancy and planning pregnancy following loss.
Tel: 0141 552 5070 

Information and advice for pregnant women and their partners on having a healthy pregnancy.
Tel: 0207 398 3400
PregnancyLine: 0800 0147 800

Last Updated: 12 September 2018
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