Help and support for addiction, including drug and gambling addictions.

See website for details.





Using drugs or alcohol can be a way to deal with difficult emotions like the pain of mental illness. Mental health problems that affect your judgement or cause risky behaviour could also make you more likely to take drugs.

You could reach a point where you feel unable to cope without the drug and your life revolves around getting more of it so that it’s in control of you. Addiction is often linked to mental illness.

There’s a risk that drug use could make a mental health condition worse, or make someone more likely to develop mental illness. For example, there’s a link between cannabis use and paranoia, while other drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms can produce psychosis. CALL: 0300 123 600  TEXT: 82111 or EMAIL:


We’re here to give you help and advice with challenges you’re facing, whether that’s drugs, alcohol, your mental health or relationships. For people of all ages, but does have a dedicated section of help for those under 21. They can offer advice and support about your own use of substances or if someone else’s use is affecting you. Use online chat service 



If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point where it worries you, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA programme for recovery from alcoholism.

Our list of meetings is the most up-to-date information supplied by the groups themselves. Although every care is taken in the compiling of this information we cannot guarantee complete accuracy, since we rely heavily on individual groups to keep their details up to date.

All meetings are listed on the understanding that they are non-restrictive. To find details of meetings see website for details or call: 0800 9177 650 or they can be contacted via email:




We are Narcotics Anonymous in the United Kingdom & Channel Islands. If you have a problem with drugs, we are recovering drug addicts who can help you get and stay clean. Narcotics Anonymous hold meetings and offer support for people with addictions to all types of narcotics. Visit their website or call: 0300 999 1212 helpline is open 10am – Midnight

The trained volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share how you’re feeling. You’ll text each other, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you think through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place. You might be signposted to other services so that you can continue to get support. 

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258



For information on substance misuse please see the website for details.








Alcohol problems often become the family secret, hidden from the outside world. This leaves children isolated and alone with no one to turn to.

We are here to help.

If you would like to talk to someone, our free confidential helpline is here for you.

Call: 0800 358 3456 or email: