Alcohol and drug problems

Do you think drinking is becoming a problem for you? No-one is too young, or too old, to have trouble with booze or drugs.

If you feel that drink or drugs are affecting your work, your relationships or your pocket and you want to do something about it, contact one of the agencies below. They provide confidential help and advice.

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Organisation  Telephone/email  Website Notes
Alcoholics Anonymous

0845 769 7555

Alcoholics Anonymous

Find a meeting

A message for young people

Frank - drug information and help   

0800 77 66 00

SMS 82111

Live chat 2pm-6pm (GMT)

Email - contact fom


Talk to Frank free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Text cost - depends on your tariff

Dan - drug and alcohol help in Wales

0808 808 2234  

SMS 81066

Email - contact form

Dan 247

Free bilingual helpline

Call any time, day or night

Calls from public telephone boxes are free of charge: calls from a mobile phone may incur a charge from your network.

Know the Score (Scotland)


0800 587 587 9

Lines open 8am-11pm 7-days a week

Know the Score

Scotland’s drugs information gateway providing information and advice for young people, parents, relatives, friends and communities.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism 0800 111 4108
mobile: 0345 222 3509
Int: +44 345 222 3509 
Contact form & Find a treatment centre near you  
Rehab 4 Alcoholism An advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol addiction. It works closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the UK and the admissions team match patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre.
Scottish Drug Services Directory  n/a Scottish Drug Services Directory Search the directory - contact details of over 200 agencies in Scotland

Turning Point Scotland    


0800 652 3757


Turning Point Scotland


Tackles social exclusion by providing customised community care packages for people who have been excluded as a result of their mental health, learning disability, homelessness or their drug or alcohol misuse.

Addiction NI - drug & alcohol help in NI

02890 664434 

Email -

Addiction NI 

Helpline - 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Fridays


Last reviewed: 20/12/2016