Helpful resources

Addiction and substance misuse (alcohol, drugs, gambling)

Addaction

Phone: 0207 251 5860
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

Addaction supports adults, children, young adult and older people to make positive behavioural changes around alcohol, drugs, mental health and wellbeing.

Adfam – Families, drugs and alcohol

Phone: 0207 553 7640
Website: www.adfam.org.uk

Adfam provides information and support for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Their website includes listing of helplines and local support groups available across England, as well as training and information for drug and alcohol professionals.

Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire

Phone: 0207 403 0888
Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, of has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Run a wide range of self help groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 9177 650
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous runs self-help groups across Great Britain for anyone affected by alcohol use issues who wants to change their drinking behaviours, based on the 12 step model of recoverey.

Alcohol Concern

Phone: 0207 566 9800
Website: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Alcohol Concern is a charity working to help people understand the dangers of drinking too much and to advocate for better treatment for those affected by alcohol use issues.

Alcohol Health Network

Phone: 0203 151 2420
Website: www.alcoholhealthnetwork.org.uk

A UK-based social enterprise which aims to improve alcohol-related health in the workplace and in communities. Provides a range of alcohol harm reduction services, including policy advice, employee and manager training, online health checks and counselling.

Cocaine Anonymous

Phone: 0800 612 0225
Website: www.cauk.org.uk

Organisation running self-help groups for those with substance use issues relating to cocaine, based on the 12 step model of recovery.

Drink Aware

Phone: 0207 766 9900
Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. The website has free drink trackers and tools to assess your own drinking levels.

Drinkline

Phone: 0300 123 1110

Drinkline is a free, confidential national helpline for people who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.

DrugScience

Website: www.drugscience.org.uk

DrugScience is an independent, science-led drugs charity provides objectives information on drugs and drug harms to the public, educators and academics.

Dual Recovery Anonymous UK & Ireland

Phone: 0300 124 0373
Website: www.dualrecoveryanonymous.org

Organisation running self-help groups for those with dual diagnosis (a substance use issue alongside diagnosed mental health issue), based on the 12 Step model of recovery.

Gamblers Anonymous UK

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous runs self-help groups across the UK for anyone affected by addictive gambling behaviours who wants to change, based on the 12 step model of recovery.

Marijuana Anonymous UK

Phone: 0300 124 0373
Website: www.marijuana-anonymous.org.uk

Organisation running self-help groups across the UK for those  with substance use issues relating to marijuana, based on the 12 step model of recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous UK

Phone: 0300 999 1212
Website: www.ukna.org

Narcotics Anonymous runs self-help groups across the UK for anyone affected  by drug use who wants to change based on the 12 step model of recovery

Progress

Website: www.dualdiagnosis.co.uk

Progress are a consortium or consultant nurses working in dual diagnosis and substance use settings. Their website provides information on dual diagnosis for people in treatment, carers and professionals.

Talk to Frank

Phone: 0300 123 6600
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Talk to Frank is the national drug education service established in 2003. It provides information on legal and illegal drugs for teenagers and adolescents, including a confidential information line and live chat services on its website.

UK SMART Recovery

Website: www.smartrecovery.org.uk

Provides training to help people manage their recovery from any type people manage their recovery from any types of addictive behaviour including alcohol and substance use as well as gambling, sex, eating, shopping etc through a range of self-help meetings.

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