Using drugs or alcohol to help manage stress, anxiety and depression is a very common problem. While in the short term they may provide some relief from everyday stressors, long term it can lead to significant problems with your health, social and occupational functioning and your emotional wellbeing.

National Support Lines

  • Action on Addiction: A range of abstinence-based treatment services for people with severe dependency on alcohol and drugs.
    • Telephone: 0300 330 0659
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Aquarius: 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.
    • Telephone: 0121 622 8181
  • Build on Belief: Offer a peer support service for people struggling with substance issues.
  • City Roads Crisis Intervention: 24 hour telephone service UK wide and emergency residential care for drug users in crisis. Please note the service is for drug users in crisis only.
    • Telephone: 020 7278 8671
  • Club Soda: Club Soda helps you live well by being more mindful about drinking, whether you want to cut down, take a break from alcohol or stop drinking.
  • Families Anonymous: Telephone and other support services for families and friends of drug users.
    • Telephone: 020 7498 4680
  • Talk to Frank: Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Advice and information for drug misusers, their families, friends, and carers.
    • Telephone: 0300 123 6600
  • London Friend: LGBT-run drug and alcohol service.
    • Telephone: 020 7833 1674
  • Phoenix Futures: Charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for over 40 years.
    • Telephone: 020 7234 9740
  • UK Narcotics Anonymous: 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.
    • Telephone: 0300 999 1212
  • Recovery Focus: 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.
    • Telephone: 020 7697 3300
  • Release: Helpline and support for drug users, families and friends. Advice on drug related subjects including health, welfare and legal issues.
    • Telephone: 020 7324 2989
  • Salvation Army: Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts.
    • Telephone: 020 7367 4500
Local Support Lines

For your local drug and alcohol services, visit NHS drug treatment services and enter your postcode.


Updated on: 20/04/2022