People drink for all sorts of reasons, mostly because in moderation alcohol helps you relax and feel more sociable. Binge drinking is all about boozing simply to get drunk. This young people’s website has a wealth of advice and information.
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam, or post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Confidential National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Get Connected can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue. We hear a lot from young people who are worried about alcohol. If you’re having a tough time with anything to do with drinking, you don’t have to cope on your own. Asking for help is a really brave and positive thing, and help exists in loads of different forms.
We are the leading UK charity supporting professionals working in drug and alcohol treatment, drug education and prevention and criminal justice. We are also the primary source of independent information on drugs and drug related issues.
NA is a non-profit 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. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that THEY WORK. There are no strings attached to N.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, we have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.
Community for Recovery has been set up by Re-Solv and Solve It, who are the two UK agencies that work to prevent solvent abuse (officially known as ‘volatile substance abuse or ‘VSA’) and support all those whose lives are affected by it. Solvent abuse is rarely talked about. It has a much lower profile than other, illicit drugs. As a result, those affected by if often feel lonely or isolated - but please don’t suffer alone. We hope that this website will bring people together to build a Community that helps and supports all its members on their individual journeys to recovery.
UK Rehab Helper was established with one goal: to offer impartial and independent advice and support to addicts and their families and friends. We work with a wide network of UK rehab treatment centres and detox centres to ensure that our clients undergo the safest detoxification and attend the best supported alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes. Includes both NHS and private treatments.
Free help for anyone affected by addiction with advice on both NHS & private drug & alcohol treatment options. Do you, a friend, a family member or a work colleague have an addiction problem? Are you looking for professional help and don’t know where to start? We’re glad you found us. We’re here to provide the best treatment options for a whole spectrum of addictions including alcohol and drug abuse, gambling and eating disorders. We work with a fully qualified team of addiction treatment counsellors, interventionists and healthcare professionals.
DrugFAM supports families affected by a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol. Whilst we work with individual family members and carers rather than the user, we focus on ‘whole family recovery’ and our aim is a positive outcome for everyone including those misusing drugs or alcohol. We pride ourselves on being able to offer our families or carers a flexible range of support to meet their needs. We believe our approach has enormous benefits in terms of physical and emotional wellbeing for individuals as well as improving lives for troubled families.
This national charity works with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work, including databases of local support groups that help families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.
Provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them. The drugs team provides help, advice, information, support and referral to people affected directly and indirectly by drug use.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.