We are aware that very often, apart from withdrawal, other challenging issues may be present. The following is a comprehensive list of organisations and agencies that provide specialist support. For information specifically related to withdrawal please visit our Links page.


Addiction Recovery Foundation – charity providing support and guidance to anyone suffering from addictions or dependencies and to those involved in their care, including health professionals and others working with people with drug and alcohol problems, both legal and illegal.

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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Foundation66 – (Formerly known as Alcohol Recovery Project) provides quality services for those with drink with drink-related problems and their friends and families.

Gamblers Anonymous – 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. Tel: 08700 50 88 80

GamCare – provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. Open 8am-2am 7 days a week.

Narcotics Anonymous – a non-profit, international, community based organisation for recovering addicts that’s active in over 60 countries. NA members learn from one another how to live drug free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.

Release – offers a range of specialist services to professionals and the public concerning drugs and the law. It provides advice to drug users, their families, friends, and statutory and voluntary agencies. Advice is free, professional, non-judgmental and confidential.


Cruse Bereavement Care – offers free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death, provides support and counselling one to one and in groups, offers education, support, information and publications to anyone supporting bereaved people, increases public awareness of the needs of bereaved people through campaigning and information service.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – their website provides a facility which enables one to search for a therapist in someone’s area who might be able to help with whatever problems are presented.

Carers UK and Carers Online – the organisation representing the UK’s 5.7 million carers.

Citizens Advice Bureau – gives free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a limitless range of subjects, including debt, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, immigration and consumer issues, and is accessible to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability. www.citizensadvice.org.uk or www.adviceguide.org.uk

Samaritans – available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Victim Support Line – the national charity which helps people affected by crime. We provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime.


Association of Disabled Professionals – draws on the expertise of disabled professionals to improve the educational and employment opportunities of disabled people.

British Dyslexia Association – the voice of dyslexic people whose vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

Disabled Living Foundation Helpline – a national charity providing free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their carers and families.

Dyslexia Action – a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

Dystonia Support – a national charity providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by dystonia, a neurological movement disorder.

Mencap – the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) – their mission is to promote change by empowering disabled people to achieve their rights and expectations and by influencing the way that they are viewed as members of society.

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) – supports blind and partially sighted people.

RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf) – supports deaf and hard of hearing people.

SCOPE – Disability support and information


Disability Discrimination Act – the legislation that is in place to promote civil rights for disabled people and protect disabled people from discrimination.

Equality and Human Rights Commission – champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.


Money Advice Service – Free and impartial money advice and help if you are struggling with debt.

National Debtline Free debt advice and support for people with financial problems and debt difficulties in England, Wales & Scotland.

Money Savings Expert.Com – Free information, advice and forum giving tips and guidance on savings, cutting costs and managing debt.


Beat – UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.

Depression Alliance – UK charity for people affected by depression, offering help to people with depression, run by sufferers themselves. Their website contains information about the symptoms of depression, treatments for depression, as well as Depression Alliance campaigns and local groups.

Eating Disorders Support  – Help and support for anyone affected by an eating problem such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. It also provides help for those who are caring for, or supporting someone with an eating disorder.

The Manic Depression Fellowship – charity for people whose lives are affected by manic depression. It aims to enable people affected by manic depression (bi-polar) to take control of their lives through its services.

The Mental Health Foundation – provides the latest news and events on mental health issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress.

MIND – a mental health charity in England and Wales, working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

National Phobics Society – a national registered charity providing support for those affected by anxiety disorders.

No Panic  – information and advice for the carers of and people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the effects of Tranquiliser withdrawal.

SANE – SANELINE offers practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems.


Marriage Care – supports people through the best and worst of times in their marriages and family relationships.

National Family Mediation – a network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.

Relate – the UK’s largest and most experienced relationship counselling organisation helping people to work through their relationship difficulties and reach their own decisions about the best way forward.

Women’s Aid – a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children; supporting a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Men’s Advice Line  – Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse


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