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: 01708 765200
    email info@supportline.org.uk
    Provides emotional support and keeps details of local agencies providing help and support for all issues relating to Drugs.

  • Action on Addiction:
    0300 330 0659

    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)

  • Aquarius
    0121 622 8181

    Aquarius is a unique charity based in the West Midlands that has over 40 years' experience supporting individuals, families, organisations and communities to overcome the physical, emotional and psychological harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling.

    Since its inception in 1977, Aquarius has used evidence based research to shape services that enable them to work with people and challenge the behaviours which lead to the use of drugs, alcohol and gambling. In 2015, Aquarius joined Recovery Focus, a national Group of charities inspiring recovery nationwide

  • Blenheim CDP
    020 7582 2200

    Leading substance misuse charity working across London to reduce the harm by drug misuse to individuals and the public.

  • City Roads Crisis Intervention: 020 7278 8671
    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.

  • DAN 24/7 0808 808 2234
    National Drug and Alcohol Helpline for people in Wales
  • Families Anonymous: 0845 120 0660
    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.

  • Frank:
    0300 123 6600
    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).

  • Know the Score: 0800 587 5879 (Area served Scotland)
    Information line for the public in Scotland providing facts about drugs and their effects.

  • Phoenix Futures:
    Central Office 020 7234 9740
    Scotland 0141 3364272
    Charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 40 years. Residential, prison, community and specialist services run across England and Scotland.

  • UK Narcotics Anonymous : 0300 999 1212, www.ukna.org - 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.

  • Recovery Focus
    020 7697 3300

    Recovery Focus is a national group of charities, who are all highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the affects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence across the country.

  • Release:
    020 7324 2989
    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.

  • Re-Solv Enquiries:
    Helpline: 01785 810762
    Helpline providing information and support for people concerned about solvent or volatile substance abuse problems.

  • Salvation Army: 020 7367 4500
    Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts.

  • Turning Point:
    020 7481 7600

    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.

Useful websites

  • 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.


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