Addaction – One of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charities.

Adfam – Improving support for families affected by drugs and alcohol. The only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Aim is that no family member in need of support should go without it.

Al-Anon – An international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous -A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. National Helpline 0845 769 7555 [email protected].

Alcohol Concern -Leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Their goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol and to change the drinking culture in this country. – a substance abuse guide for parents and useful guide for PTSD and substance use disorders 

DrugScope -The leading UK charity supporting drug and alcohol professionals. A source of independent information on drugs and drug related issues.

Frank – Offers advice on drugs – whether you are a user or afraid that someone close to you is being affected by drug abuse. Also gives guidance on all types of drugs and their effects.

Narcotics Anonymous – A non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Members are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

National Treatment Agency – The NTA was created as a Special Health Authority in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment in England. The NTA’s role was to ensure treatment services in England delivered on both the public health and criminal justice agendas, reflecting the interests of the Department of Health (DH), responsible for funding the NHS as well as public health services, and the Home Office, the lead Whitehall department on drugs policy and crime reduction.


4 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. rebecca

    Dear All,

    I wanted to bring to your attention that the advertised links Rehab Recovery and Rehab 4 Addiction were recently featured in a huge Sunday Times article in which it was highlighted as a patient brokering scheme. This is probably not the sort of help that you would want to advertise on your site and threatens the credibility of your organization.
    I have pasted the link to the article below:

    These are not actual registered healthcare providers or services, but an individual named Oliver Clark who is taking advantage of people in need of help. I strongly recommend you take this recommendation down as it threatens the general population’s financial and physical welfare.

    Warmest Regards

  2. Leanne

    Hi I have a disabled daughter that has autism and the slight chance she used to get would be to run off, I was moved home to take care of my daughter and my x partner he was terminally poorly, I took him for chemotherapy I looked after 4 people before myself my 3 daughters and to top it off I was meant to move to a better house the house is two flats knocked in to a house the roof has collapsed on me at the time of his death , and two children behind me I relapsed for a couple of weeks, after 7 years of being clean that was due to my pharmacist over the holidays I had my daughter escape why I was asleep there’s more to it than this I became poorly ?, and lockdown came , they took my hair without my consent but had me from taking November to December, then I had supposed be supportive workers 24/7 writing about me etc my daughter even got out with them present , the social worker SJ was constantly asking me to write a book SHE WAS NOT REGISTERED my head became a mess as she was threatening me with adoption etc, one supposed be support worker stole, one lied, one was a alcoholic, now I have a manager taking my daughter out on a Sunday, I don’t like them look at my daughters underneaths , they never offer to clean my 8 year old up who’s full of poop won’t wear a pad , oh gosh I have been threw hell
    And the word ADOPTION all my family and myself are worried I am a good mum I am not an addict I relapsed, I have had no help in years I have been a single mum [redacted] my heads a mess but I have to pretend I am okay who do I trust now if all authority’s has let me down I’m sat here crying night after night. I can’t loose my life it’s all I no I love ❤️ and care for both my children ones hard work 24/7 I have been bullied In my own home, my heads a utter mess I am scared that my other hair test could be tampered by it said columbo on it all my other 3 tests were clear court had to be adjourned I BEG THEM NOT TO MAKE MY WORLD ? COLLAPSE I JUST NEED HELP . I am still getting none but it’s getting better my housing conditions terrible 46 repairs the electric keep going off floods since I moved here nothing but trouble court is coming soon, I don’t want too loose my daughter or daughters, my eldest 3 children are worried my mother is am sat here now at 4:44 crying I am so scared I am on antidepressants but there not doing anything I am petrified. The worst thing I did was move here . Who has to clean up a full roof with 2 children present putting it in bins all my stuff got destroyed I want this to be published I want peoples opinion please I do everything I can to help my daughters both daughters help each other I can’t live without them please someone help I am screaming inside I feel so s. l, and I will if I hear the word adoption again I have never smoked near them I have gone somewhere else, I have not had an addiction, and I didn’t not just decided that I would take it! Some thing happened in 2003 that will never leave me what led to my addiction but since I have had my daughter in 2013 THIS HORRIBLE SOCIAL WORKER REMOVED MY CHILD FOR 13 days it broke down in 2 houses as my daughter can’t live with out me . She came back sobbing no no holiday home and a house taunts her to this day , I have been assessed independently and she was lovely did not shout at me was nice with my children and communication was brilliant please please someone come and speak to me my heads omg help I dearly love them both this house is damp ridden horrible repairs horrible Avenue whst social service got me, knocked on my door one day an OT, and said we found u something I wasn’t thinking straight moved with £80 that they gave me I put all my money in to a house CCTV, replication of the old house and it all flooded it still got holes in the cealing and am trying to live am loosing the will , I just want my children with me I can’t not cope without them I just can’t someone please help me

    1. Sarah Phillimore Post author

      I am really sorry to read this. You are trying to cope with such a lot. Can you see your GP to see if there is any help available there? Do you have a lawyer? you need someone in real life to talk to and some practical help to get repairs to your house. Is there any way you can talk to the social worker and see if there is any help available? I am sorry I can’t be of more help.

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