There is no denying that alcohol plays a part in RM life; used positively it can help us to feel relaxed, enhance cohesion, and feel a sense of reward. But, and a big but, how often does this use tip over into adverse effects?

How often have you seen alcohol play a part in someone’s life-changing course through discipline, relationship breakdown or worse, dependence?

If you or someone you know in the Royal Marines family needs advice or support around their drinking or indeed substance misuse as we cannot deny that too impacts on whole Corps Family, please share this page.

Substance misuse

We know that it can be really difficult to talk about drug use – If you’re not comfortable talking to us or your GP, you can approach your local drug treatment service yourself.

Visit the Frank website to find local drug treatment services.

If you’re having trouble finding the right sort of help, call the Frank drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through all your options.