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Addiction Helplines

The organisations listed below provide support and information on a range of topics related to addiction. This section contains helplines in the categories listed. You can jump to a specific topic or scroll through the options. If your topic isn't listed or you want further support, you may wish to contact a Universal Helpline.

The organisations listed below are given in no order of preference; feel free to contact whichever service you would like or none at all. Please note that some of these services are advisory and are marked as such.

  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a helpline providing help to those with a drinking problem by aiding their personal recovery and continued sobriety. They can put you in touch with a local branch.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0845 769 7555
    [email protected]
    http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) Advisory

    NACOA helplines offers advice, support and information to children with alcoholic parents. They provide the service for children, adults and concerned others.
    Opening Times
    Monday and Friday, 10am-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-9pm Saturday, 10am-3pm
    Contact
    0800 358 3456 (landline) or 0117 924 3675 (mobile)
    [email protected]
    http://www.nacoa.org.uk/

    Alcohol Advisory Service Advisory

    Alcohol Advisory Service is a helpline that offers advice about alcohol abuse.
    Contact
    02476 226619 (Coventry) or 01926 885000 (Leamington)

    Impact (Action on Addictions) Advisory

    Impact provides information, advice and counselling for people who are concerned about or affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. They can also make referrals to other services including referral for a full Carer's Assessment.
    Contact
    01952 223 165
    [email protected]
    http://www.impactaas.co.uk/

    Drinkline Advisory

    Drinkline offers advice and support to callers who are worried about their own drinking, and that of their family or their friend's.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Sat and Sun, 11am-4pm
    Contact
    0800 917 8282
  • Drugs

    Detox 5

    Detox 5 offers information about their five-day programme for detox from opiates such as heroin, methadone and codeine-based painkillers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 515 282
    [email protected]
    http://www.detox5.co.uk/

    The Recovery Partnership (Drug Advisory Service) Advisory

    DAS offers drug and alcohol advice, information, support, needle exchange services, and a range of treatment options.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    02476 630 135 (Coventry) or 01926 885 000 (Leamington & Warwick)
    http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/drugsMEGA9/

    Narcotics Anonymous Advisory

    Narcotics Anonymous offers support and advice about the nature of drug addiction. All volunteers are recovering addicts, and helpline also supports friends and family members of addicts.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 10am-Midnight
    Contact
    0300 999 1212
    http://ukna.org/

    Release Advisory

    Release provides confidential, non-judgmental, specialist advice and information on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. They can also advise on legal matters related to drugs.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
    Contact
    0202 324 2989
    [email protected]
    http://www.release.org.uk/

    Talk to Frank Advisory

    Talk to Frank is a confidential service that provides information and advice about drugs.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0300 123 6600
    http://www.talktofrank.com/

    Impact (Action on Addictions) Advisory

    Impact provides information, advice and counselling for people who are concerned about or affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. They can also make referrals to other services including referral for a full Carer's Assessment.
    Contact
    01952 223 165
    [email protected]
    http://www.impactaas.co.uk/
  • Gambling

    (See also Debt, Universal Helplines)

    Gamblers Anonymous UK

    Gamblers Anonymous UK is a group of people who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
    Contact
    0121 233 1335 (Midlands Number)
    http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

    GamCare Helpline Advisory

    Gamcare provides confidential information, emotional support and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. They support friends and family members of a problem gambler. They have a Live Chat service on their website for online support.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 8am-Midnight
    Contact
    0808 8020 133
    http://www.gamcare.org.uk/
  • Prescription Drugs

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    Detox 5

    Detox 5 offers information about their five-day programme for detox from opiates such as heroin, methadone and codeine-based painkillers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 515 282
    [email protected]
    http://www.detox5.co.uk/
  • Sex Addiction

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    Sexaholics Anonymous Advisory

    Sexaholics Anonymous offers a twelve Step recovery programme to people who are addicted to lust, sex, dependency relationships and self-destructive sexual thinking and behaviour.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0300 111 7777
    [email protected]
    http://www.sauk.org/
  • Smoking

    Smoker's Quitline

    Quit are a charity that helps smokers to stop and young people to never start.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Sat and Sun, 10am-6pm
    Contact
    0800 002200
    http://www.quit.org.uk/

    NHS Go Smokefree

    NHS Smoking Helpline provides support, advice and information on how to deal with withdrawal symptoms and recovery. Webchat service: https://quitnow.smokefree.nhs.uk/chattool
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Sat and Sun, 11am-5pm
    Contact
    0300 123 1044
    http://www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk/