There are several national helplines which can provide information to family and friends affected by substance use.
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).
Al-Anon Family Groups 0800 0086 811
For people worried about someone else's drinking.
Cruse Bereavement Care0808 808 1677
For anyone who has suffered a bereavement
Dan 24/70808 808 2234
Free telephone helpline for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol, including families and carers.
Drinkline0300 123 1110
Advice to those worried about their own, or a loved one's, alcohol use.
DrugFAM0300 888 3853
Free helpline offered for those affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use, including those bereaved by addiction.
Families Anonymous0207 4984 680
For families and friends concerned about a loved one's drug problems.
FRANK0300 123 6600
National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.
GamCare 0808 8020 133
Free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Men's Advice Line0808 801 0327
For male victims of domestic violence
Mind0300 123 3393
Helpline providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
National Association for the Children of Alcoholics0800 358 3456
Free helpline for anyone whose parents have an alcohol problem.
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247
This helpline is free and open 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or worried about someone they know.
Over 50's alcohol helpline 0808 801 0750
We Are With You's free national helpline running 7 days a week, providing confidential advice, information and support to anyone aged over 50 who may be worried about their drinking, or anyone worried about a loved one over 50.
Respect Phoneline0808 802 4040
Helpline for perpetrators of domestic violence.
Release020 7324 2989
Drugs helpline that also provides free legal advice on drug issues.
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.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs08080 10 10 11
Free and confidential helpline for families and friends of those misusing drugs or alcohol in Scotland.
There is more information in our useful organisations list.