Helpful Links


Develops innovative and creative solutions to help individuals and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

Addiction Search

The latest addiction information on the Internet.

Alcohol Concern

The national agency on alcohol misuse.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Helpline: 0800 9177 650

The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees.

Alcohol Issues

British Liver Trust

The only UK charity helping adults with all forms of liver disease.

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual drug addicts who turn to them for help.


Drugscope is the UK’s leading centre of expertise on drugs. They provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug-taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advise on policy-making and encourage informed debate.


Features up to date info on thousands of medications, their side effects, and addictive qualities. Also provides the latest on drug alerts including accutane side effects.


An alliance of agencies set up to tackle problems associated with alcohol use at a European level.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is for the families of drug abusers and is a self-help fellowship based on the twelve-step programme.


HIT is a drug training, information and publications service.


Supporting parents, teachers and youth leaders with quality resources, speakers and training events.

Government Drugs Website

This is the cross-government national drug strategy website for drug prevention and treatment professionals and others interested in in the drug strategy. Content includes publications, events, Drug Action Team Directory, public drugs campaign resources, government press releases and the national drug strategy.

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

The NTA aims to increase the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England. This site includes details of the NTA’s work programme, as well as publications and guidance for those in the drug treatment sector.

Help lines and further support

ADFAM National

Helpline: 020 3817 9410

Information, advice, counselling. National Helpline for the families and friends of drug users.


The National Alcohol Helpline – 0800 917 8282

Narcotics Anonymous

Helpline: 0207 730 0009

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts . NA services are organised at local, national and international levels.

The National Drugs Helpline

Tel: 0800 776600 (freephone – 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Offers free advice and information about alcohol, drugs and solvents.

The Samaritans

Offer confidential and emotional support and advice to any person who is suicidal or despairing. Local numbers for nationwide branches are in the Yellow Pages or on Directory Enquiries.

SMART Recovery

Increasingly popular self help community based recovery groups available throughout the UK

Drug Dangers

Information on medications and complications that may arise

Talk to Frank

Information on latest drugs including legal highs and advice and support on where to seek help

St Andrews Church Burnham on Sea

Local church who are extremely supportive of Somewhere House and clients in recovery – including community events that they get Somewhere House involved in

Somewhere House Somerset

Our local charity that provides community support and counselling to vulnerable adults, families and children. We also go into schools to talk about dangers of drugs, alcohol, self harm, mental health and eating disorders. If you would like to donate and support our charity or need support yourself, please visit the website and find out how to get involved.

Al Anon

A self help support organisation for families and friends of people with alcohol problems.

Alcohol Focus Scotland

For general alcohol advice and help finding services in Scotland

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Independent regulators of health and social care in the UK.

Know the Score

For general drugs advice and help finding services in Scotland