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 providing a range of services to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems - details of local services are available on the website
  Adfam Support for family and friends of people with drug and alcohol problems
  Alcoholics anonymous
0800 9177 650
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
0845 122 8608
User-led organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing treatment for drug and alcohol problems
  Gamblers anonymous Support groups for people with gambling addictions

0808 8020 133

Free helpline offering advice, information and support for people experiencing gambling problems

National Problem Gambling Clinic
0207 3817 722

Treats problem gamblers living in England and Wales aged 16 and over

Narcotics Anonymous
0300 999 1212

User-led group of men and women who support each other to stop using drugs
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 NHS information and advice to help stop smoking

Talk to Frank
0300 123 6600

 For information of drugs and getting help
  Turning Point National organisation that provides health and social care services for people with complex needs, including alcohol and drug misuse and mental health problems

This information was published in November 2016.

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