We are aware that anyone using these forums at any time may be struggling in life in some way or be in a crisis. These forums do not provide any sort of qualified, professional opinion or advice about problems and crisis situations. With that in mind, the purpose of this post is to be a resource for providing links and contact details to general charities and organisations (not specifically with a Christian foundation) who are specialists providing help and information in a particular area.
Concerned about a family member or yourself?
Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire: 020 7403 0888 https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk - Helpline providing support for families and friends of problem drinkers, whether the person is still drinking or not
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 0845 7697 555, https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk - Over 3,300 groups in the UK. Help drinkers to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Fellowship of men and women share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Frank: 0800 77 66 00, https://www.talktofrank.com - Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Advice and information for drug misusers, their families, friends, carers. (Formerly known as the National Drugs Helpline).
Turning Point: 020 7481 7600, https://www.turning-point.co.uk - To enable people with serious problems related to drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and learning disabilities to lead more independent lives by providing high quality community services. Running over 100 projects nationally, ranging from residential rehabilitation centres to drop in counselling services, needle exchanges, phone advice services and individual community workers.
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