Help and Advice

Release provides a free confidential and non-judgemental national information and advice service in relation to drugs and drug laws. Our Drug & Legal teams who operate and respond to your queries are highly knowledgeable lawyers and drug professionals which are on-hand to help and advise you. We don’t use guides or frequently asked question menus, as each question or query will depend upon a unique set of facts and circumstances, so don’t be embarrassed to ask a question. 

Help & advice is offered upon a number of circumstances and/or concerns, and below we have presented a few examples. If you are unsure whether you have a drugs or legal inquiry don’t worry our teams work in collaboration, so you can be assured you will always receive a response to your query.


  • drug information
  • effects of drugs
  • harm reduction
  • matters involving drug dependency
  • types of treatment including maintenance prescribing and abstinence.


  • travelling with prescribed controlled drugs
  • drug testing in the workplace
  • impact of (past) criminal convictions and cautions
  • charges involving possession of drugs
  • charges involving intention to supply drugs
  • cannabis cultivation offences

There are three ways you can contact us for help & advice.

By telephone – 020 7324 2989

The telephone help & advice line is open from 11am—1pm & 2pm—4pm Monday to Friday. A message service is available 24 hours and we will return your call within one business day.


Emailed help & advice messages will be answered as soon as possible including weekends.

Web form

Please complete the help & advice form below and don’t forget to enter your contact details. Messages will be answered as soon as possible including weekends.

Remember - we are here to help NOT to judge.

Help & Advice Enquiry