Guidance

FRANK: free practical drug advice for adults and children

These pdf documents contain information on dealing with drug issues, helpful websites, free helplines and community support.

Documents

Does your child know more than you

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The truth about drugs

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Detail

The FRANK service is free, and operated by fully trained advisers. In particular FRANK aims to give young people the skills and confidence needed to reject drugs and offer parents the information they need to bring up the topic with their children. Advice can be accessed through the FRANK helpline, the FRANK website email and text message.

Download support materials

Support materials for partners such as A3 posters and booklets can be ordered from the Central Storage and Distribution Centre. You can view examples of the new FRANK posters and leaflets and then email the FRANK team an order form.

FRANK locally

We know that there are a number of partners who run their own local drugs campaigns on a regular basis and use FRANK as a way of reaching people with advice about drugs. As the national campaign runs we are keen to share examples of the action that is taking place locally. If you’d like to have your local project showcased then please email details to the FRANK team.

Background

The FRANK service is a key lever to deliver the 2010 government drug strategy. The service specifically addresses the objective to reduce demand, by preventing people from taking drugs in the first place. The strategy highlights that young people in particular need quality drug education to provide thorough knowledge of the effects and harms, and to give them skills and confidence to reject drugs.