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A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.

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Telephone support for families

Making first contact can be daunting - but there are several national helplines for those wanting to take the step. Some local services also operate helplines so you can search for help in your area too.

SMART Recovery run an online support group for friends and family - every Monday, 7.30pm. Click for details (pdf).

 
 

020 7403 0888

Al-Anon Family Groups

For people worried about someone else's drinking.

 

0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Provides support after the death of someone close, including support for those bereaved through drug and alcohol abuse. 

 

0300 123 1110 

Drinkline

Advice to those worried about their own, or a loved one's, alcohol use.

 

0300 888 3853


DrugFAM

Free helpline offered for those affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use, including those bereaved by addiction. 

 
 

0845 1200 660

Families Anonymous

For families and friends concerned about a loved one's drug problems.

 
 

0300 123 6600

FRANK

National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.

 
 

0300 123 3393

Mind

Helpline providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 
 

0800 358 3456

NACOA (National Association for the Children of Alcoholics)

Free helpline for anyone whose parents have an alcohol problem.

 
 

0808 2000 247

National Domestic Violence Helpline

 

This helpline is free and open 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or worried about someone they know.

 

020 7324 2989

Release

Drugs helpline that also provides free legal advice on drug issues.

 

116 123

Samaritans

The Samaritans helpline is for anyone with concerns, worries or troubles. They can help you talk through anything that is troubling you, and offer help and support.

 
 

There is more information in our useful organisations list.