Solvent Abuse - VSA

If you’re looking at our site because you’re worried about someone’s Solvent Abuse - VSA, you’re probably looking for information or someone to help you, or you may be a professional who wants information to help you understand Solvent Abuse-VSA.  We will do our best to help.  

Call 0300 330 1420 (during office hours).  If no-one is available to take your call, please do leave a brief message about how we might help you, our support co-ordinator will always get back to you as soon as they possibly can. Alternatively please  giving some brief details or if you would like one of our Solvent Abuse - VSA leaflets:

  • Parent, Carer, Professional 
  • How to Talk to Your Child 
  • Young Person’s Information  
  • Risks, Facts, Help for those abusing solvents
  • What to do in an Emergency


We provide various education programmes for schools, youth clubs and anyone working with children and young people in other settings which include:

Children aged between 10 & 11 (in and out of school setting) - interactive sessions focussing on personal safety and general life choices and making safe choices. "Fun, educational, sociable and interesting" - Year 5 pupil

Young People aged 12 & Upwards (in and out of school setting) - Discussing Solvent Abuse - VSA in relation to health, accidents whilst high and crime increases students awareness of the risks of Solvent Abuse-VSA and the impact it can have on the individual, the family and the community.“It was very informative and opened my eyes to the dangers of solvent abuse” - Senior School student

Parent, Carers and Teachers Solvent Abuse - VSA awareness events, offered prior to input with children and young people will, dispel fears, create knowledge, enhance parent/child/teacher communication and encourage discussion around Solvent Abuse - VSA issues."Very informative, has made me more aware of the issues around VSA” - Parent 

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS (including Drug Agencies, Police, Teachers)

Our professional training will increase knowledge and awareness of VSA for professionals working with children and young people increasing their ability to address the issues surrounding Solvent Abuse - VSA and provide a pathway to specialist support. “Very informative, has made me more aware of the issues around VSA” - Police Cadet


Free Online and Telephone Support for those abusing solvents and families affected by solvent abuse available at and free VSA workforce development training information, advice, advocacy, policy guidance and signposting


Please contact us for one of our awareness posters or general information leaflets.

You can find a comprehensive list of 'legal highs' - NPS and their effects at FRANK and

Other Help, Advice, Information

    Working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns
  • ADFAM 
    Information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users.
    Helping the individual recover from their dependency on drugs and alcohol and providing support to those closest to them.
    Through dedicated research, education and advocacy, The Angelus Foundation strives to highlight the risks of taking 'legal highs' (unclassified substances) and encourage young people to make informed, responsible choices and lead safer lives.  A downloadable Parents booklet is available.
  • CHILDLINE  - 0800 1111
    Private and confidential service for children up to the age of 19 to talk about any issue that is bothering them.
  • CAN
    CAN Young People's Team offer free and confidential one-to-one support to young people with issues around drugs and/or alcohol. We work with clients aged 11-18 (or 21 if in Care). We also have designated workers to support clients who are struggling with someone else’s drug and/or alcohol use, a complex needs worker and workers who support victims of child sexual exploitation. (And free training for professionals).
    The first national support network for those affected by Volatile Substance Abuse - Solvent Abuse.  Also find local services that have been trained directly by Community for Recovery to work with VSA-Solvent Abuse, information, support and counselling.  Free VSA workforce development training available.
  • CGL
    CGL is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.
    UK charity supporting professionals working in drug and alcohol treatment, drug education and prevention and criminal justice. 
  • FRANK - 0200 7766 00
    UK national drugs service for anyone wanting help, information or advice about any aspect of drugs, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • L.O.S.T 
    The Lee O’Brien Solvent Trust providing help and support for parents as well as users of solvent abuse in Scotland.
    Department of Education funded information for schools. 
  • NHS Choices  - 111
    Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.  (NHS Direct will continue to provide this helpline in some areas while the local commissioners get ready to publicly launch their NHS 111 service)
    Release provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws
  • RE-SOLV 
    Providing help to anyone whose life is directly affected by volatile substance abuse, whether directly or indirectly in England and Scotland.
    Helps safeguard the economic, environmental, health and social well-being of consumers.
    Improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people - campaign, research and influence policy and practice.
    Providing young people with information to help make informed decisions about legal highs. 
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