Young People - For information about drugs check out the information on www.thesite.org run by YouthNet UK
Agencies which provide support and information
SupportLine Telephone Helpline: Provides emotional support and keeps details of local agencies providing help and support for all issues relating to Drugs. Tel: 01708 765200 Emailinfo@supportline.org.uk
Action on Addiction: 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 areas. (reg.charity) Tel: 0300 330 0659 Web: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
Adfam: Supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol. Provides publications for families (free for family members and friends) and details of local family support groups. Adfam works with family members affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. Tel: 020 7553 7640 Web: www.adfam.org.uk
Blenheim CDP: Leading substance misuse charity working across London to reduce the harm by drug misuse to individuals and the public. Tel: 020 7582 2200 Web: www.blenheimcdp.org.uk
City Roads Crisis Intervention: 24hr telephone service UK wide and emergency residential care for drug users in crisis. Please note the service is for drug users in crisis only. Tel: 020 7278 8671
DAN 24/7 - National Drug and Alcohol Helpline for people in Wales Tel: 0808 808 2234 Web:www.dan247.org.uk
Drugscope: Information on all aspects of drug misuse, including details of local drug services, education projects and materials and funding sources. Tel: 020 7234 9730 Web: www.drugscope.org.uk
Families Anonymous: Telephone and other support services for families and friends of drug users. 50 groups throughout the UK offering help and support to members based on the 12 step programme. Tel: 0845 120 0660 Web: www.famanon.org.uk
Frank: Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Advice and information for drug misusers, their families, friends, carers. (Formerly known as the National Drugs Helpline). Tel: 0300 123 6600 Web:www.talktofrank.com
Know the Score: Information line for the public in Scotland providing facts about drugs and their effects. Tel: 0800 587 5879 (Area served Scotland) Web: www.knowthescore.info
UK Narcotics Anonymous : Helpline and regular self help meetings for addicts who have a desire to stop using and who wish to support each other in remaining drug free. Tel: 0300 999 1212 Web:www.ukna.org -
Release: Helpline and support for drug users, families, friends. Advice on drug related subjects including health, welfare and legal issues. Referrals to lawyers and local drug services. Tel: 020 7324 2989 Web: www.release.org.uk
Re-Solv Enquiries: Helpline providing information and support for people concerned about solvent or volatile substance abuse problems. Helpline: 01785 810762 Web: www.re-solv.org
Salvation Army: Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts. Tel: 020 7367 4500 Web: www.salvationarmy.org.uk
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. Run over 200 projects and schemes nationally ranging from residential rehabilitation centres to drop in counselling services, needle exchanges, phone advice services and individual community workers. Tel: 020 7481 7600 Web: www.turning-point.co.uk
www.lukeandmarcustrust.org.uk For anyone fighting drug or addiction problems within their family or circle of friends and needs help, information, or just a shoulder to cry on.
www.smartrecovery.org.uk Smart Recovery UK 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.
Counselling & Support
Counselling is completely confidential so you can feel safe to come and talk about what is bothering you.