UK Information and Support - Addiction (alcohol, drugs and gambling)
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by addiction, the following organisations may be able to help.
Drinkline is a confidential helpline for those worried about their own or someone else's drinking. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and support.
Phone: 0300 123 1110
FRANK provides a confidential service to anyone wanting information, advice or support about any aspect of drugs.
Phone: 0300 123 6600
Online chat facility (2-6pm weekdays)
Addaction has services throughout England and Scotland, that help adults, young people and their families recover from addiction and substance misuse problems.
DrugFAM provides support to families, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol, including addiction related bereavement support.
Phone: 0300 888 3853 (7 days a week 9am – 9pm)
AddictionNI provides support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction in Northern Ireland.
Phone on 0289 066 4434
Know the Score
Know the Score provides confidential drugs information and advice across Scotland.
Phone: 0800 587 5879 (8am-11pm daily)
Cocaine Anonymous provides opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from addiction to cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
Phone: 0800 612 0225
CA Scotland: 0141 959 6363
The National Gambling Helpline
The National Gambling Helpline, operated by GamCare offers confidential support, advice and free counselling to people concerned about their gambling, or the gambling of friends or family.
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Information and advice for young people
Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women who have been affected by someone else’s gambling.
Alcoholics Anonymous provides opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from alcoholism.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, through regular meetings throughout the UK, where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism.
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, for teenage (12-17) relatives and friends of alcoholics.
The Wales Drug And Alcohol Helpline
The Wales Drug And Alcohol Helpline is a bilingual helpline providing information or help to individuals, their families, carers, and support workers.
Phone: 0808 808 2234 (24/7)
Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.
Phone: 0800 358 3456