Drugs & Alcohol
one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs committed and caring support as they move forward step by step. Addaction helps adults, young people, families and communities to change for the better.
Al-Anon famiy groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether the person is still drinking or not. They understand that alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. Al-Anon has over 800 support groups nationwide, where friends and family of alcoholics share their experiences in order to solve common problems. They also offer a confidential helpline 10am-10pm 365 days a year – 0207403 0888
Families Anonymous is an organisatio for family members and friends affected by anothers abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems. The organisation is a self-help service with a programme based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions first formulated by Alcholics Anonymous. They provide a helpline
Adfam is for family and friends affected by someone else’s substance use – the website offers information, local support groups and services to help you.
Drug Fam provide support to famiies, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with a loved ones addiction to drugs or alcohol. They offer a helpline 9am-9pm, 7 days a week.
The website offers useful information for family and friends of a person with an addiction. Addicition Helper also offers a confidential helpline.
Drink wise, age well
The organisation was formed to help people over 50 in mDevon make healthier choices about alcohol as they age. Their service includes free confident support and advice; free local activities and social opportunities to meet new people, or develop skills; free training on starting conversations, recognising an responding to alcohols impact as we age.