Use cannabis, have a view on it or want to find out more? Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service, are holding events across Leeds to discuss the impact of cannabis on individuals and the community. We want the views of people that use and the views of those that don’t about cannabis through our…

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Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is running a new campaign to raise awareness of the increasing strength of cannabis and the issues around heavy use of the drug. Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager at Forward Leeds said of the campaign, which is entitled #RespectTHC, said: “We’re aiming to help people to…

Forward Leeds workers were at an International Women’s Day 2018, organised by Leeds City Council at Kirkgate Market. EIP worker, Dimitra Sampani, said: “It’s important for women to realise that our service is there for them. That whatever their question, they can speak to us, be taken seriously and treated with respect”. Dimitra added: “We…

Forward Leeds is increasing its accessibility to the LGBT+ community further through drop in sessions at Yorkshire MESMAC’s city centre location. The sessions take place every second Thursday in the month and are open to anyone whether they have concerns about their alcohol or drug use or just would like more information. Drug and alcohol…

Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different activities…

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  Dry January began in 2012 as the brainchild of a member of staff at Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, who had given up drink in January 2011 to train for a half-marathon. She felt she benefitted so much from a month of booze that she repeated it in 2012. People she spoke to about it…

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There are plenty of reasons for taking part in Dry January. Here are some of them You will sleep better Your skin will improve You can lose weight After the Christmas splurge it’s a great way to save money. The average UK adult spends nearly £70 a month on alcohol It gives you a chance…

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Several staff at Forward Leeds have decided to do Dry January. They are sharing their stories here as the month progresses.  Click on their image to see how they are getting on. Here are the reasons they have decided to do it. Anna I started doing dry January by accident when I suddenly realised that…

The Leeds alcohol and drug service Forward Leeds is running a campaign to encourage safer drinking at Christmas. Forward Leeds are distributing their Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking leaflet into health centres, GPs surgeries, pharmacies and Leeds Council One Stop Centres as well as from their three hubs in the city. The advice is also…

Christmas and New Year can be a fun time for some but a difficult time for others. Some may overindulge in the seasonal spirit but some people may not feel very festive at all. Below is a link to our Tips for Safer Drinking over Christmas and a link to advice and information for those…

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