Drugs and Alcohol

If you have a specific question why not ask our Drug & Alcohol Expert? It's free and anonymous.


Drugsline is an independent drugs crisis, information and support charity that provides free and confidential information and support for people with drugs and alcohol related issues, their families and friends.

Families Anonymous

When drug addiction enters a family via one of its members, the effect can be devastating. If you have reason to believe or even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a drug problem, we know how you feel. We know what it is like to be alone with this problem. We remember the feelings of panic and frustration that resulted from this discovery. We in Families Anonymous have experienced this too.

BBC Health - Addictions

An estimated two million people in the UK have an addiction to some form of substance or activity. Addiction is a complex illness with physical and psychological symptoms, affecting not only the patient, but their family, friends and social environment too.

Talk to Frank

This is where you find details about the National Drugs Helpline, a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs. The service is available to anyone -  0800 77 66 00.  The website also contains lots of useful information including an A-Z of drugs.

Parents Against Drug Abuse

PADA stand for Parents Against Drug Abuse and is an organisation that delivers services to the families of substance users across the country, it also has a national helpline: 08457 023867

Alcohol and Families

A comprehensive website with lots of useful information and advice on where you can get help.

COAP - children of addicted parents and people

COAP supports an online community for young people, ranging from 7 to 30 years of age, that have concerns (no matter how big or small they may be) about another family member's addiction. Whether it's substance abuse, gambling, or anorexia; together our online community supports and empowers its members, allowing them to share problems and seek advice from others who understand what they're going through.

Dry Out Now

Comprehensive website which is a good starting point for finding out more about the medical issues around alcohol, the kinds of treatment available and where to find support locally.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Families Affected by Drugs and Alcohol

Adfam is the leading national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Support for Children and Parents Drugs and Alcohol Support for Parents with Disabled Children
Adoption and Fostering Bereavement Books for Parents

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