Useful links

Action on Addiction
Tel: 0300 330 0659
A registered charity with treatment centres throughout England, a specialist family service, innovative research programmes and expert training centre.
www.actiononaddiction.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Helpline: 0845 769 7555
Calls charged at local rates and redirected automatically to an AA member in your region.
12 step fellowship. Meetings held all over the country.
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Cocaine Anonymous
Tel: 0800 612 0225
12 step fellowship
www.cauk.org.uk

Drinkline
Helpline: 0800 917 8282
Free confidential national helpline that also provides information and advice relating to alcohol issues.
www.patient.co.uk/support/Drinkline.htm

Narcotics Anonymous UK (NA)
Helpline 0300 999 1212
12 step fellowship. Meetings held all over the country
www.ukna.org

National Drugs Helpine (FRANK)
For confidential information, advice and counselling.
Plus information about local services
www.talktofrank.com

NHS Smoking Helpline
0800 022 4332
Advice for people wanting to give up smoking
www.Smokefree.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7324 2989
Free, specialist legal support and advice for drug users
www.release.org.uk

Samaritans
Tel: Freephone Number 116 123
This is a charitable organisation that runs a telephone Helpline that anyone can call at anytime of the day or night. Volunteers are trained to listen, rather than give advice or information, and there are times when being listened to - and heard - is the best kind of support possible. Although often thought of as the kind of support one goes to in a crisis, people can and do call regularly whilst going through a particularly hard time.
www.samaritans.org

Turning Point
Tel: 0207 265 2010
Is a social care organization offering support in the areas of drugs, alcohol and mental health. They have over 100 centres across UK. Details of centres can be found on their website. (Not a 12 step programme)
www.turning-point.co.uk