Support for those affected by substance use and addiction

We recognise that substance use and other addictions affect the user as well as their loved ones, families and friends. We work closely with trusted statutory partners and charities that are able to provide support, especially whilst we are all affected by the impact of Coronavirus.

We believe in reducing the harm caused by substance use and addiction rather than making judgments about those who need support and causing more harm due to stigma.

Useful contacts to support those affected by their drug use or that of a loved one

Adfam020 3817 9410Improving life for families affected by drugs and alcohol
AL-Anon0800 0086 811For people worried about someone else’s drinking
Cocaine Anonymous0800 612 0225Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction
Crew 2000Messaging & Drugs Information to help you make positive choices.
Cruse Bereavement0808 808 1677For anyone who has suffered a bereavement
Narcotics Anonymous0300 999 1212A nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organisation.
DAN 24/70808 808 2234Free telephone helpline for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol, including families and carers.
Daniel Spargo Mabbs FoundationSupporting young people to make safe choices about drugs.
DrugFAM0300 888 3853Free helpline offered for those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use, including those bereaved by addiction.
DrugsmeterAppAnonymous, personalised feedback on your drug use. An invaluable tool to help assess your drug use.Find out more about the app here
Families Anonymous0207 4984 680For families and friends concerned about a loved one’s drug problems
GamFamFROM ONLINE GAMING TO ONLINE GAMBLING – Helping families recognise the early warning signs and how to prevent addiction
Helplines PartnershipHelplines Partnership represents the helplines sector across the UK and internationally, supporting helplines to provide the best quality service to their users.
Men’s Advice Line0808 801 0327For male victims of domestic violence
Mind0300 123 3393Helpline providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
National Association for the Children of Alcoholics0800 358 3456Free helpline for anyone whose parents have an alcohol problem.
National Bereavement Partnership0800 448 0800The National Bereavement Partnership provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from anxiety, grief or mental health issues as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247This helpline is free and open 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or worried about someone they know.
NHS Alcohol SupportIncludes information on alcoholism, binge drinking and caring for someone with an alcohol problem.
NSPANational Suicide Prevention Alliance – Working together to prevent suicide.
NSPCC0808 800 5000
Release020 7324 2989Drugs helpline that also provides free legal advice on drug issues.
Respect Phoneline0808 802 4040Helpline for perpetrators of domestic violence.
Samaritans116 123The Samaritans helpline is for anyone with concerns, worries or troubles. They can help you talk through anything that is troubling you, and offer help and support.
Sober ForeverFrom rock bottom to sober foreverhttps://soberforever.c
Support After SuicideSupport For Anyone Impacted By Suicide
TALK To FRANK0300 123 6600National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.
We Are The LoopMessaging and active drug alerts to help save lives.
We Are With YouA safe, non-judgemental space to talk about drugs and alcohol.We Are With You