Addiction and dependency issues can be linked to mental health problems. The below organisations may be able to offer support and advice if you, or someone you know, is struggling with any form of dependency. These organisations can also offer support specifically relating to:

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Smoking


Information about addiction

NHS Live Well

Advice, tips and tools to help with health and wellbeing.

Beating Addictions

Information about a range of addictive behaviours and treatments.


Sources of support


Supports people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems, and their friends and family.


Information and support for friends and family of people with drug or alcohol problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Help and support for anyone with alcohol problems.

0800 9177 650

The Alliance

User-led organisation that provides information and advocacy for people accessing treatment for drug and alcohol problems.


Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

0300 123 6600

Gamblers Anonymous

Support groups for anyone wanting to stop gambling.


Information and support for people wanting to stop gambling, including a helpline and online forum.

0808 8020 133

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking, including adults.

0800 358 3456

National Problem Gambling Clinic

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

Narcotics Anonymous

Support for anyone who wants to stop using drugs.

0300 999 1212

Rehab 4 Addiction

Services and treatment suggestions for those affected by addiction and their loved ones.



National charity that gives free and confidential advice about drugs and the law.

020 7324 2989

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Support groups for people with sex and love addictions.

020 7293 0994

NHS Smokefree

NHS information and advice to help stop smoking.

Turning Point

Provides health and social care services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems.