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.  

AdFam

Online help resources for families affected by drug or alcohol misuse

https://adfam.org.uk/help-for-families

 

 

Al-Anon

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

https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

International organisation focused on personal recovery from alcohol dependence through peer support

Freephone: 0800 9177 650

Email: help@aamail.org

https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

 

 

DrugFam

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

https://www.drugfam.co.uk/

 

 

Frank

Honest information about drugs, and help and advice relating to drug use

Freephone: 0300 1236600

SMS Text: 82111 followed by your question

https://www.talktofrank.com/

 

 

Nacoa

Charity helping anyone affected by a parent or carer’s alcohol addiction, whether still a child or now an adult

Freephone: 0800 358 3456

http://www.nacoa.org.uk/

Narcotics Anonymous

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

https://ukna.org/content/what-na

 

NSPCC

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

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

Samaritans

There for anyone who needs someone, without judgement or pressure

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK

PO Box 9090

STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Tel:  116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

https://www.samaritans.org/

 

Southmead Project

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

Email: southmead_project@yahoo.co.uk

https://southmeadproject.org.uk/

YoungMinds

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.

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/

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