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Addiction and dependency

Gives information on where you can find support on addiction and dependency, which are often linked to mental health problems.

Addiction and dependency

Addiction is often linked to mental health problems. If you have an addiction problem it may have started as a way to cope with feelings that you felt unable to deal with in any other way.

For more information about addiction and sources of support see the links below.

Information about addiction

NHS Live Well  Information, real life stories and details of support available
Beating addictions Information about a range of addictive behaviours and treatments

Sources of support

Addaction National charity that provides a range of services to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems. Details of local services available on the website.
Adfam Support for family and friends of people with drug and alcohol problems
Alcoholics anonymous
Helpline:
0845 769 7555 
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 Alliance
Helpline:
0845 122 8608
User led organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing treatment for drug and alcohol problems
Drugsline Information on a range of street drugs
Gamblers anonymous Support groups for people with gambling addictions
Release
Helpline:
0845 4500 215
National charity that gives free and confidential advice about drugs and the law
Sex and love addicts anonymous Support groups for people with sex and love addictions
Smokefree
0800 022 4332
NHS information and advice to help stop smoking
Turning Point
020 7481 7600
National organisation that provides health and social care services for people with complex needs, including alcohol and drug misuse and mental health problems

Updated April 2013


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