Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other. By sharing with each other they may solve their own problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Alcohol Change UK is a national charity which provides information, advice and support about alcohol. The charity works to decrease problems caused by alcohol.
DrugRehab.com is a free online resource which provides information about addiction and mental health issues.
DrugWise promotes evidence-based and non-judgemental information about drugs, alcohol and tobacco through media work, public speaking and lecturing.
EDP Drug and Alcohol Services
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services support people to address their drug and alcohol misuse. A fundamental belief underpinning their work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.
Tel: 0800 043 4656
Families Anonymous is a support fellowship for families and friends of people affected by drugs and alcohol use. The worldwide fellowship aims to provide mutual support via meeting groups and their online forum. You can also call their helpline on 0207 4984 680 for support.
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship/society for people who want to stop using drugs. Non-judgemental, specialist advice and information is available regarding drug use and laws.
PostScript 360 provides direct services to help those who are addicted to benzodiazepines and “Z” drug tranquilisers, and sleeping pills (and drugs with similar effects) and who wish to withdraw from them. Support is offered to help educate and inform and lessen the harm caused by these drugs.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism
Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers a FREE helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Tel: 0800 111 4108.
Release is an independent and registered charity which provides expertise on drugs and drugs law. The charity advocates for evidence-based drug policies and also provides a counselling outreach service. Please call their telephone helpline for help and advice on 020 7324 2989. Lines are open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday. Or you can email them on email@example.com.
The Y-Stop project is also run by Release and was created by young people for young people. The stop and search project aims to increase confidence and skills when faced with a stop and search. The Y-stop app provides information regarding expert lawyers and confidential support and advice.
Re-Solv is an expert charity which works across the UK to end volatile substance abuse and support people who have been affected by solvents, gases and other “legal” highs. If you have been affected by solvent and volatile substance abuse and would like support please call 01785 810762. Support is also available via text and Whatsapp on 07496 959930. Live chat is also available on their website or you can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
StreetScene Addiction Recovery
Confidential and private Bournemouth and Southampton based rehab treatment centres
that cater for alcohol dependency, drug addiction, eating disorders and all types of
Tel: 01202 467 661
Talk to Frank
Frank is a national drug education service which offers a 24-hour helpline for anyone concerned about drugs and substance misuse. Tel: 0300 123 6600. You can also email, text and access live chat support via the website.
ADHD and addiction
There’s an informative guide in a blog post about the link between ADHD and addiction here. It’s written by Oliver who has lived experience and has been in recovery for 20 years. This is a guide that he wished he’d had. Topics covered include:
- An outline of the risks of addiction for people with ADHD
- Why Are People With ADHD more likely to abuse substances?
- How to prevent the problem
- Treating ADHD when there is a history of substance abuse
- Addiction to ADHD Medication