Useful websites

Here are some agencies, organisations and websites that provide help, information or support, which you may find useful.

Alcohol

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern is a national charity that campaigns for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems. Click here to access the site.

Alcoholics Anonymous

At Alcoholics Anonymous people share their experience, strength and hope, and help each other recover from alcoholism. Click here to access the site.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person’s still drinking or not. Click here to access the site.

Department of Health alcohol information

The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England. Click here to access the site.

Drink and Drug News (DDN)

DDN is the fortnightly magazine for all professionals in the drug and alcohol field. Click here to access the site.

Down Your Drink

Down Your Drink helps you work out whether you're drinking too much and what you can do about it. Click here to access the site.

Drink Aware – Unit Calculator

Drink Aware’s unit calculator is a great way to keep track of the number of units you drink on a daily basis. Click here to access the site.

The Alcohol and Families Alliance

Adfam and Alcohol Concern are working in partnership to establish, support and lead an Alliance of organisations with an interest in the issues surrounding children and families affected by the use of alcohol. Click here to access the site.

Drugs

The Alliance

The Alliance are a group of professionals working together to improve the quality and availability of treatment for drug users in the UK. Click here to access the site.

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences to help others to recover from their addiction. Click here to access the site.

Drink and Drug News (DDN)

DDN is the fortnightly magazine for all professionals in the drug and alcohol field. Click here to access the site.

Drug Addicts Anonymous

Drug Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have recovered from drug addiction by following twelve steps. Click here to access the site. 

Drugs Meter

Drugs Meter tells you how your drug use compares to other people. It offers objective and personalised feedback. Click here to access the site.

DrugScope

DrugScope is the national membership organisation for the drug sector and the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and drug use. Click here to access the site.

FRANK

FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs. Click here to access the site.

Release

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. It provides free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals. Click here to access the site.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery run a network of self help/mutual aid meetings where participants can help each other recover from any kind of addictive behaviour. Click here to access the site.

UK Narcotics Anonymous

UK Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit support network for men and women who have experienced major drug problems. Click here to access the site.

Carers and/or families

Adfam

Adfam’s mission’s to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol use. Click here to access the site.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person’s still drinking or not. Click here to access the site.

Alateen

Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for teenage relatives and friends of people with alcohol problems. Click here to access the site.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who’s ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Click here to access the site.

Carers UK

Carers UK is a charity set up to help people who care for family or friends. Click here to access the site.

Netmums Coffee House Chat: Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Support

Netmums Coffee House Chat is a community forum that provides advice and support for members. Swanswell work with Netmums to provide support and advice for people with questions about alcohol, drugs and addiction. Click here to access the site.

Other

Breaking Free Online

Breaking Free Online is an online treatment and recovery programme that allows people to resolve psychological and lifestyle issues that drive their use of alcohol and drugs. Click here to access the site.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

The CAB provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on rights and responsibilities. Click here to access the site.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy. Click here to access the site.

Friends in Need

Friends in Need is a supportive community for people living with depression. Click here to access the site.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC)

HMRC provides help on paying tax and entitlements to benefits. Click here to access the site.

Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)

Information and reports about DHRs published for Leicestershire and Rutland. Click here to access the site.

Relate

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support. Services are provided face-to-face, by phone and online. Click here to access the site.

Self Management And Recovery Training (SMART) UK

SMART is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. Click here to access the site.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. Click here to access the site.

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