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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Links

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Links

Action on Addiction

0300 330 0659
Range of abstinence based treatment services for people with severe dependency on alcohol and drugs. Residential care, day treatment, outpatient counselling and community services. Projects in SW London and Liverpool and Bournemouth areas.




Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It aims to empower family members and carers, support frontline workers and influence decision-makers to prevent alcohol and drugs from destroying families. Using compassion and evidence, the charity informs, supports and empowers both people affected by a loved one’s substance use and the workers who support them. 

Tel 020 3817 9410



Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. The organisation is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences to solve their common problems. It has over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Tel 0800 0086 811

Alcohol Change UK: 
website includes online directory of local services.


Alcohol Focus Scotland (Area served Scotland):
Telephone information, advice and other services for people concerned about their own or someone else's drinking. Details of where to get counselling and support


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

0800 9177 650
Over 3,300 groups in the UK. Help drinkers to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Fellowship of men and women share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

Bottled Up


Bottled Up offers information and advice for family members living with someone who is alcohol dependent. The two founders of the organisation are a therapist and a psychologist who have direct experience of alcoholism.


Carers UK

Carers UK provides advice, information and support for carers. They also have an online community of carers and are available to Carers UK members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

0808 808 7777 (Mondays to Tuesdays, 10am-4pm)


cgl - Change Grow Live
Offer a range of services including Alcohol service which supports adults and young people to understand the risks their alcohol use pose to their health and well-being, and support them to reduce or stop their use safely.

The Children’s Society


The Children Society’s Stars initiative provides a hub of information, guidance and resources on parental drug and alcohol use, and the impact it has on children and families. Through its work it promotes the voices of children and young people, as well as seeking to influence policy and practice.


  2. 0300 303 7000



0300 123 1110
I information and advice about alcohol


Information and advice about sensible drinking





DrugFam is a charity that provides support for families affected by alcohol or drug dependency. Through its support services, it aims to provide a lifeline of safe, caring and professional support to families, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol.

0300 888 3853

Family Lives


Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. It aims to support the many people that play active roles in raising children to achieve the best relationship possible with their children, as well as supporting parenting professionals.

0808 800 2222

The Icarus Trust

The Icarus Trust offers support for families of people with addiction, including alcohol dependence. It provides a ‘Family and Friends’ service, whereby trained volunteers offer personal support and help signpost to appropriate professionals who can provide specialist help.



Kinship is the national charity which supports kinship carers in their homes and communities, giving advice and helping them work through problems to find the best way forward.



Nacoa is a helpline charity providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by their parent’s drinking, including adults.

0800 358 3456


Phoenix Futures

Central Office 020 7234 9740
Scotland 0141 332 0121
Charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 40 years. Residential, prison, community and specialist services run across England and Scotland.



Relate is the leading relationships charity and the Relate Federation is the largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales. They offer counselling, information, mediation and support to individuals, couples, and families. They work face-to-face, on the phone and online via webcam, WebChat and email with people of all backgrounds and sexualities at all stages of life.


Recovery Focus

020 7697 3300
Recovery Focus is a national group of charities, who are all highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the affects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence across the country.


Richmond Fellowship:
020 7697 3300,
Provides residential care counselling and support, as well as rehabilitation and work skills, to men/women who are recovering from emotional disturbance, addiction and mental health problems. Run a national network of over 104 projects and work schemes


Salvation Army:
020 7367 4500,
Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts



Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs


Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs exists to support those affected by the substance use of a loved one. It facilitates a Scotland-wide network of family support groups and runs a helpline service.

08080 10 10 11


Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery runs a network of self help/mutual aid meetings where, through open and confidential discussion participants help each other and themselves with recovery from any kind of addictive behaviour. Also online community of meetings. The purpose is to help individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.


Turning Point
To enable people with serious problems related to drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and learning disabilities to lead more independent lives by providing high quality community services. Running over 100 projects nationally, ranging from residential rehabilitation centres to drop in counselling services, needle exchanges, phone advice services and individual community workers


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