If you're concerned that you or someone you care about has a dependency on alcohol or drugs, please see the links to pages that can offer you help, support and further information.
Addaction is a UK wide treatment agency, helping individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse. Visit addaction.org.uk for more information.
ADFAM provides information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. You can contact ADFAM by phone on 020 7553 7640 or visit adfam.org.uk for a list of local family support services.
Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain
AA is an organisation of men and women who share their experience with each other, hoping to solve their problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. The heart of the suggested program of personal recovery is contained in the 'Twelve Steps of AA', describing the experiences of the earliest members of the society. Visit alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk for more information.
Al-Anon offers support and understanding to families and friends of problem drinkers worldwide. You can contact Al-Anon by phone on 020740 30 888 (open 10am - 10pm) or visit al-anonuk.org.uk for more information.
Alcohol Concern provides general information about alcohol and can help put you in touch with your nearest alcohol advice centre. You can contact Alcohol Concern by phone on 020 7928 7377 or visit alcoholconcern.org.uk for more information.
Alcohol Focus Scotland
This is Scotland's national voluntary organisation, providing information and advice on responsible drinking. Call 0141 572 6700 or visit alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk for more information.
COAP is an online community created in support of young people who have concerns about a loved one's addiction. Visit coap.org.uk for more information.
Drinkaware is an independent charity which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking. Visit drinkaware.co.uk for more information.
The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about either their own drinking or someone else’s, regardless of the caller’s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality. Call 0300 123 1110 for more information.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
NACOA provides information, advice and support for children of alcohol-dependent parents and people concerned with their welfare through a free and confidential telephone and email helpline. Call 0800 358 3456, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nacoa.org.uk for more information.
NHS Choices provides advice and information on alcohol and offers a database of support and treatment services. Visit nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholsupport for more information.
Talk to Frank
Talk to Frank is a national drugs awareness site for young people and parents/carers. Visit talktofrank.com for more information.