Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Source: Mind 

Image result for alcohol and substance misuseAddiction 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.


Many people can be unsure about how much they’re drinking, if it’s too much, the impact alcohol can have and whether they should take action. Here you’ll get the information you need to take control.

Take the DRINKAWARE self-assessment by clicking here.

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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 Association for Children of Alcoholics
0800 358 3456
Provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking, including adults.
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 on 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.