Support and advocacy groups

Heroin user seeking support information

Getting more informed; getting more supported

Going through any treatment programme takes a lot of personal strength. Support from others in your situation and from organisations set up purposefully to help you, is worth knowing about. This handy collection of contact details is for when you really need it. This list is not exhaustive, but will certainly point you in the right direction. For more information, visit or ask your doctor.

The Alliance
Helpline – 0845 122 8608
open 10–5pm every weekday except public holidays.

Contact the Alliance through the contact form available on their website.

Talk to Frank is a national drug education service jointly established by the Department of Health and Home Office of the British government in 2003. It is intended to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by providing targeted and accurate information on drugs and alcohol.

DrugScope is the national membership organisation for the drug sector and the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and drug use.

Adfam is a national organisation that provides support for families affected by drug and alcohol issues.

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a nationwide database of counsellors and psychotherapists aiming to provide individuals in need with counselling advice and contains additional information that they may require to make informed decisions.