Drugsline goes online
by: SJ reporter - Last updated: 2005-11-15
A new website to help people with a drugs or alcohol related problem has been launched by Essex-based and Jewish founded Drugsline.
The charity adds the website to its full range of services which include drop-in face to face support as well as telephone help.
The site is open to all and the charity feels it will provide valuable help to those looking for advice and information on the internet.
"The launch of the new website is an important step forward in terms of increasing Drugsline's accessibility," said Drugsline Director, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin. "Anyone accessing the internet now knows how to contact Drugsline, wherever they may be in the country. We very much hope this will encourage both those who need help, and volunteers who can help them, to come forward."
In the last two years, Drugsline has had over 1000 calls to its crisis line from people needing urgent help. It is also looking for additional people to train to become volunteers and offer help and advice to others.
Currently Drugsline offers telephone help Monday-Thursday 7pm to 10.30pm and Sunday 10am to 1pm on freephone 0808 1 606 606