Sources of help for adults (England)
If you are feeling stressed, anxious or down, or are concerned about your or someone else’s use of drugs and/or alcohol you may find it useful to consult the help sources listed here.
If you are experiencing extreme feelings of distress, we strongly encourage you to speak to your GP, so they can offer you appropriate help and support.
Online help resources for families affected by drug or alcohol misuse
Help for anyone whose life is or has been affected by another person’s misuse of alcohol, through peer support groups
Freephone: 0800 0086 811
International organisation focused on personal recovery from alcohol dependence through peer support
Freephone: 0800 9177 650
Charity providing support to the family and friends of people with drug or alcohol addictions, including specialist bereavement support for substance misuse related losses
Freephone: 0300 888 3853
Honest information about drugs, and help and advice relating to drug use
Freephone: 0300 1236600
SMS Text: 82111 followed by your question
Charity helping anyone affected by a parent or carer’s alcohol addiction, whether still a child or now an adult
Freephone: 0800 358 3456
International organisation of people for whom drug use is or has been a major problem, focused on abstinence and peer support
Freephone: 0300 999 1212
National charity working to protect children from abuse and neglect. Anyone with concerns about a child can contact their professional counsellors for help, advice and support
Freephone: 0808 800 5000
There for anyone who needs someone, without judgement or pressure
PO Box 9090
STIRLING, FK8 2SA
Tel: 116 123
Charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence
Tel: 0117 950 6022
Charity fighting for young peoples’ mental health. Young people experiencing a mental health crisis can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for immediate support.
Text YM to 85258.
Parents or carers with concerns about a young person’s mental health can call the
Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544.