Stopping smoking is the single most helpful thing you can do to improve your health and the health of the people around you. Also, evidence shows that you are far more likely to stop smoking for good if you get the right support.
Free support is available in North Yorkshire and York through the North Yorkshire stop smoking service. For more information and to book a place on a stop smoking clinic, see the North Yorkshire stop smoking service page of the NHS North Yorkshire and York website or phone 0300 303 1603.
There are different ways of getting help and support, so you can use your preferred option:
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Find and choose services
Use the Find and choose servicessearch tool from NHS Choices to find your local GP or doctor; accident and emergency unit; minor injury unit; hospital; dentist; pharmacist (chemist); optician; carers support organisation; and more.
You can get information on drugs and substance misuse as well as advice and support from the Drugspage from NHS Choices. You can also find information about getting help; the effects of drugs; legal highs; and talking about drugs with your child.
Fill in how many you smoke a day on this Smoking calculatorfrom NHS Choices and find out how much your habit is costing you, both financially and to your physical health. Then see the benefits you can gain by giving up.
Legal highs are substances used like illegal drugs such as cocaine or cannabis, but not covered by current misuse of drugs laws, and so legal to possess or to use. Find out about the health risks of legal highs and when to seek medical help using the Legal highspage from NHS Choices.
Depression self-assessment test
There are many symptoms of depression, including low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of energy and problems with sleep. The more symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to be depressed. This Depression self-assessment testfrom NHS Choices will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression.
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The specialist services can offer you a range of advice and support to suit your needs. You would need to discuss this with the service you contact but examples include:
All helplines and services are totally confidential. You can discuss your concerns about drug misuse freely. You don't have to give your name if you don't want to.
The only time a service would request your name is if you accessed structured treatment or you need to access medical assistance. For safety reasons and to ensure they can provide you with good quality care they would then ask for your details. However, this will be in total confidence.
The only time a service would breach confidentiality is if they feel the public or a child is at risk or they feel you are at risk of harming yourself.
See our alcohol, drugs and substance misuse page for details about the risks and health effects of using alcohol and drugs.
Craven organisation for drugs and alcohol (CODA)
Full contact details for Craven organisation for drugs and alcohol (CODA), including a confidential helpline, can be found below.http://www.coda-craven.org
Tel: 01756 794362
Fax: 01756 795522
Hambleton and Richmondshire community addiction service (HARCAS)
Full contact details for Hambleton and Richmondshire community addiction service (HARCAS), including a confidential helpline, can be found below.http://www.harcas.ik.com
Tel: 01609 780486 (24-hour answer machine)
York Carers Centre
York Carers Centre supports carers who are affected by a family members' substance misuse and works to help the whole family cope with the problems that arise from addiction.http://www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk/con...
Tel: 01904 715490
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale drug & alcohol services (The Cambridge Centre)
Full contact details for the Cambridge Centre, providing drug & alcohol services in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas, can be found below.http://www.cambridgecentre.org
Tel: 01723 367475
Fax: 01723 503803
Selby drug & alcohol services (Compass)
Full contact details for Compass, providing drug & alcohol services in the Selby area, can be found below.http://www.compass-uk.org/
Tel: 01757 212355
Fax: 01757 704538
The Gate, Harrogate (drug treatment services)
Full contact details for The Gate, Harrogate, including the range of services they provide, can be found below.http://cri.org.uk/gate_harrogate.php
Tel: 01423 502227
Fax: 01423 521865
Lifeline works with individuals, families and communities to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse.http://www.lifeline.org.uk/
Tel: 01904 464680
FRANK - the freephone national drugs helpline
FRANK offers free information and advice to anyone concerned about drugs use.http://www.talktofrank.com
Tel: 0800 776600