Organisation Details
Alcohol Services

A comprehensive service for problem drinkers and those who are directly affected, offering counselling, outpatient and family therapy services throughout Merseyside.

Tel: 0151 707 1221

Merseyside House, 9 South John Street, Liverpool, L1 8BN.

We Are With You

A service for young people under 18, living in Liverpool and worried about either your drug or alcohol use, or someone else's that you know. You can book an appointment via the website.

Tel: 0151 706 9747 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm)

Anfield Business Centre, 58 Breckfield Road South, Liverpool, L6 5DR.

Rehab Recovery

Rehab Recovery is a free, national helpline assisting people suffering from addiction and mental health problems.

Tel: 0800 088 6686


A directory of residential rehabilitation services for adult drug and/or alcohol misusers in England and Wales.

Tel: 0844 414 6371


Alcoholics Anonymous

AA offers support, advice and information to people who are experiencing drink-related problems. Their website contains useful sections with specific advice for young people.

Tel: 0151 709 2900 or 0345 697555


Alcoholics Anonymous,, General Service Office, PO Box 1, 10 Toft Green, York YO1 7NJ.


The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The Trust is governed independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

Tel: 020 7766 9900


Drinkaware, Finsbury Circus (Salisbury House), 3rd Floor (Room 519), London, EC2M 5QQ.

Talk to Frank

A national drug education service jointly established by the Department of Health and the Home Office in 2003.

Tel: 0300 123 6600


Solve It

Solve It provides a specialist service dedicated to increasing awareness of solvent abuse, providing support to those directly affected and their families.

The key elements of Solve It's service provision are preventative education, early intervention, and counselling and support.

Tel: 0300 3301420


Solve It, Ringstead Business Centre, 1-3 Spencer Street, Ringstead, Kettering, NN14 4BX.


A free tool that helps people to self-exclude from all GB-licensed gambling websites. It's quick, simple and easy to register.

Tel: 0800 138 6518


Greengate, Cardale Park, Harrogate, HG3 1GY.

The Laurel Centre

The Laurel Centre is a specialist organisation providing help for Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) and sexual addiction therapy using a BioPsychoSocial approach. The centre also provides support for partners, and sex addiction training to counsellors.

Tel: 020 7965 7302 and 01926 339594

E-mail: 01926 339594

The Laurel Centre, First Floor 50-54 Regent Street, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5EG.

Al-Anon Family groups

Al-Anon Family Groups work with anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking. The Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems, and who believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Tel: 020 7403 0888 (Helpline 10am - 10pm, 365 days a year)


61 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YF.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACoA offers information, advice and support for children affected by a parent's drinking, reaches out to professionals who work with them, raises their profile in the public consciousness and promotes research into the problems they face and the prevention of alcohol use disorder developing in this vulnerable group.

Tel: 0800 358 3456 (Helpline); 0117 924 8005 (General enquiries)

E-mail: (Helpline); (General enquiries)

PO Box 64, Bristol, BS16 2UH.

Circles UK

Circles UK seeks greater public protection by working towards a substantial reduction in sexual offending by providing a range of services to local Circles of Support and Accountability Providers. It also aims to develop a greater public understanding of community approaches to public protection.

Tel: 0118 950 0068

E-mail via website.

Abbey House, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE.

National Problem Gambling Clinic

The clinic treats problem gamblers aged 16 and over, living in England and Wales. The team assesses the needs of problem gamblers (as well as those of their partners and family members), helps people find a way out of problem gambling and provides a fully qualified treatment programme.

Tel: 0207 534 6699


4th Floor, Soho Centre for Health & Care, 1 Frith Street, London W1D 3HZ.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same thing. The organisation arranges meetings, and provides help, support and advice for compulsive gamblers.

E-mail via the website.

Doncaster CVS, Intake Wellness Centre, Doncaster, DN2 6PL.


Footsteps, based in Warrington and St Helens in the North West of England offers a free counselling service to anyone affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use.

Tel: (Warrington) 01925 244524 and (St. Helens) 01744 808212


The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR.

YMCA, Central Court, North Road, St. Helens, WA10 2TJ.


GamCare is a leading provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. It provides a Freephone National Gambling Helpline as well as live chat with advisers through 'NetLine'. GamCare also hosts an online forum, daily chatrooms, and provides free face-to-face counselling for anyone experiencing difficulty through their own gambling or that of a family member.

Tel: 0808 8020 133


GamCare, 1st Floor, CAN Mezzanine, Old Street, London, N1 6AH.

Narcotics Anonymous

A national charity running support groups and offering information for people who want support with drug use.

Tel: 0207 251 4007


UK Service Office: 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH.


Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts.

Tel: 08455 390 193


Drug Addicts Anonymous

DAA is a fellowship of men and women who have recovered from drug addiction by following the Twelve Steps - a tried and tested programme of practical spiritual action.

The fellowship attracts drug addicts from many walks of life who, between them, have used many different drugs, both legal and illegal, who had little or no control over their habit and who, even when making a sincere attempt, were unable to stop using drugs entirely. DAA offers a way to find a life without drugs enjoyable and rewarding.


Cocaine Anonymous UK

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; the organisation is fully self-supporting through members' own contributions. It is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution.

Tel: 0800 612 0225 (from a mobile call 0300 111 2285 )


C.A.U.K., Talbot House, 204-226 Imperial Way, Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 7HH, UK.

The Priory Group

The Priory Group of Companies was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. The group offers individually-tailored programmes including complex care and neuro-rehabilitation facilities, mental healthcare hospitals and clinics, medium and low secure facilities, specialist schools and colleges, supported residential facilities and homes, and care homes for older people.

Tel: 0800 787 0671


Trust the Process

A therapeutic community offering intensive residential treatment programmes for alcoholism and drug addiction, at treatment centres in Luton and Warrington. The community offers supervised, safe and confidential group settings, and individual counsellors who are all recovered alcoholics or addicts with multiple years of recovery.

Tel: 0845 686 0824

E-mail via the website.

Holly House, 73 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1SL.

Life Works

One of Europe's leading private rehabilitation centres, specialising in treatment for alcohol addiction, drug addiction, eating disorders, depression and other mental health problems. The full range of the centre's programmes can be seen on the Life Works website.

Tel: 0808 274 5274

E-mail via the website.

Life Works Community Ltd., The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey, GU22 8LB.

Game Quitters

A US-based educational resource aimed at parents who are concerned that their children may be addicted to online gaming.

E-mail via the website.

Sex and Porn Addiction Help

A self-help recovery resource for people struggling with sex or pornography addiction.


SMART Recovery

A self-empowering addiction recovery support group using SMART Recovery ('Self Management And Recovery Training'), a science-based programme aimed at helping people to manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour, including substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harming etc.

Tel: 0330 053 6022


UK SMART Recovery, Dresden House, The Strand, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 2QH.


The core purpose at DrugFAM is to ensure that families affected by a loved one's use of drugs or alcohol are understood, educated and supported. In such difficult circumstances, we passionately believe that no family members, friends or carers should be left in isolation, fear and ignorance of any local or national support.

Tel: 0300 888 3853


DrugFAM, Oakley Hall, 8 Castle Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RF.


Empowering family members and carers, supporting frontline workers and influencing decision-makers to tackle to problem of drug and alcohol abuse.

Tel: 07442 137421


AdFAM, 27 Swinton Street, London, WC1X 9NW.


Steps2Recovery provides therapeutic and practical support to help ex-offenders break away from drug- and drink-related offending behaviours. A team of qualified counsellors, support workers and volunteers provides caring, professional and constructive support at all steps in the recovery journey.

Tel: 0207 923 1364


Steps2Recovery, 108 Albion Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9PD.

Turning Point

Help with substance abuse and other issues. Visit website for contact details.