Information and Support - Addiction (alcohol, drugs and gambling)
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by addiction, the following organisations may be able to help.
Drinkline is a confidential helpline for those worried about their own or someone else's drinking. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and support.
Phone: 0300 123 1110
NHS information on alcohol abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous provides opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from alcoholism.
Phone: 0800 9177 650
AddictionNI provides support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction in Northern Ireland.
Phone on 0289 066 4434
The Wales Drug And Alcohol Helpline
The Wales Drug And Alcohol Helpline is a bilingual helpline providing information or help to individuals, their families, carers, and support workers.
Phone: 0808 808 2234 (24/7)
We Are With You
We Are With You has services throughout England and Scotland that help adults, young people and their families recover from addiction and substance misuse problems. A webchat facility is available.
Visit the We Are With You website
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, through regular meetings throughout the UK, where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism.
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, for teenage (12-17) relatives and friends of alcoholics.
Phone: 08000 086 811
Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.
Phone: 0800 358 3456
Visit the Nacoa website
FRANK provides a confidential service to anyone wanting information, advice or support about any aspect of drugs.
Phone: 0300 123 6600
Online chat facility (2-6pm weekdays)
Know the Score
Know the Score provides confidential drugs information and advice across Scotland.
Phone: 0800 587 5879 (8am-11pm daily)
The following organisations provide opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from addiction to mind-altering substances.
Drug Addicts Anonymous
Phone: 0300 030 3000
Phone: 0800 612 0225
CA Scotland: 0141 959 6363
Narcotics Anonymous UK
Phone: 0300 999 1212
DrugFAM provides support to families, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol, including addiction related bereavement support.
Phone: 0300 888 3853
The National Gambling Helpline
The National Gambling Helpline, operated by GamCare offers confidential support, advice and free counselling to people concerned about their gambling, or the gambling of friends or family.
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Information and advice for young people
Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected by someone else’s gambling.