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 Groups020 7403 0888
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 Anonymous0845 1200 660
For families and friends concerned about a loved one's drug problems.
FRANK0300 123 6600
National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.
Mind0300 123 3393
Helpline providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
NACOA (National Association for the Children of Alcoholics)0800 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.
Release0845 4500 215
Drugs helpline that also provides free legal advice on drug issues.
Samaritans08457 90 90 90
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.
SFAD (Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs)08080 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.