Help And Support

Below you can find links and contact information for other relevant organisations, charities and resources for those currently in active addiction, those in recovery as well as the friends and family of addicts.

Help In England/NHS Services

Find your nearest Drug and Alcohol Service here

Find your nearest GP here (if you are not already registered with one)

To contact your nearest Adult Social Services Department here

Find further alcohol support here

NHS 111 support for healthcare related questions and help can be found here Or call: 111 from your mobile or landline.

For help and advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19) related help or advice can be found here

Anger management by the NHS provides advice, guidance and further links to other organisations who can help can be found here

The Big Issue Hampshire & Dorset contact information can be found here.

Homeless & Rough Sleeping

Street Support Bournemouth provide a holistic approach to help the homeless and rough sleeping Communities by working with other organisations to create a comprehensive package of help and care for those who are homeless or rough sleeping across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The Bournemouth Healthbus Trust provides a mobile Doctors surgery by providing GP/Doctors and Nurses to care to the homeless and rough sleeping Communities by bringing the GP surgery to them for those who don’t have an address or can’t access a normal GP Practice.

BCARS – Bournemouth Cristians Alongside Rough Sleepers provide help and support for those who are sleeping rough across Bournemouth

Help In Ireland

You can find your nearest needle exchange program and other opportunities for help and support across Ireland by visiting by clicking here.

Help In Scotland

You can find your nearest needle exchange program in Scotland by visiting the Scottish Needle Exchange Directory by clicking here.

Scotland’s first mobile drug consumption room (DCR) along with help for safer injecting practices and addiction services in Scotland can be found by clicking here.

Medication & MAT

Information about medication, their side-effects and provide copies of medication information leaflets can be found here

Further information about Medication Assisted Treatment and accessing these services can be found here

Sex Work/Prostitution

Beyond The Streets is a UK charity helping to end the exploitation of sex workers across the UK. You can view their website here.

Sex Worker Advocacy And Resilience Movement (SWARM) is a UK charity, empowering those who sell sex across the UK. You can view their website here.

The LGBT Foundation offer help and support for those involved in sex work within the LGBT communities. You can view their website here.


Frank – Information about drugs can be found here


Drinkline – A free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else’s drinking can be called on Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm)

Alcohol Policy UK

National Association for Children of Alcoholics can be found here


NHS Smokefree – help to quit smoking


Find your local, trained and registered hypnotherapy therapists can be found here

Find your local, trained and registered Counsellors can be found here

Fellowship Meetings

Find Narcotics Anonymous (NA) support and meetings here Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Find Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) support and meetings here

Find Cocaine Anonymous (CA) support and meetings here Phone: 0800 612 0225 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

Marijuana Anonymous (MA) support and meetings here Phone: 0300 124 0373 (callback service)

Help and support for family or friends of those with addictions can be found here

Help and support for family, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction can be found here

Co-dependants Anonymous for those who live with their partner and both have an addiction can be found here

A fellowship for family and friends of those affected by drug and alcohol addiction can be found here

Mental Health

Charities & organisations who help those with mental health conditions can be found here

Anxiety UK, helping those with anxiety issues can be found here Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Men’s Mental Health Forum can be found here

Mental Health Foundation can be found here

Mind mental health charity can be found here Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

PAPYRUS – young suicide prevention society can be found here

Urgent Mental Health Helpline can be found here


Find your location in an emergency but using “What3Words

Samaritans Helpline & website for Those feeling depressed, having suicidal thought or intentions or thinking of ending your life can be found here Or call: 116 123 from your mobile or landline to speak to someone.

Urgent Mental Health Helpline can be found here

Death & Bereavement

Help and support for those bereaved for someone who died from drugs or alcohol can be found here

Domestic Violence, Rape & Abuse

National Centre for Domestic Violence can be found here

NSPCC can be found here

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Refuge can be found here

Rape Crisis can be found here To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Victim Support can be found here Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Court, Prisons & Crime

Help and support for prisoners families can be found here

Free legal-aid help to obtain a solicitor can be found here

Drug & Alcohol Policy & Government Policy

Release – is a charity for drug policy, drug law and legal advice can be found here

Government website about drug misuse & dependency can be found here

UK Government Advisory Council On The Misuse Of Drugs (ACMD) can be found here

Alcohol Policy UK can be found here

General Help & Support

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for help with general, financial, housing and disputes can be found here

Military & Veterans

The armed forces charity Ssafa can be found here

Mental health charity for armed services personnel can be found here


Shelter can help with issues surrounding housing, homeless and rough sleeping across England.

Bournemouth and Christchurch Housing Association can help with housing issue and homelessness/rough Sleeping signposting.


The LGBTQ+ Foundation for the help & Support of the LGBT community afflicted by substance abuse and addiction can be found here


Relate relationship support can be found here

Business & Employment

Health & Safety Executive Help and advice for business or employers about drug and alcohol addiction and employment in the workplace can be found here

ACAS information about substance addiction for employers & businesses can be found here

Research/Policy’s & Reports

The Keiser Family Foundation (KFF) provide statistics, reports and findings about addiction and recovery can be found here.

Child/Teenager Services

Teen Challenge UK (Dorset) provide drug and alcohol support for teenagers who may have problems with drug and alcohol use or addictions.


Be Gamble Aware provides help and support for those whose gambling behaviours are becoming unmanageable.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) provide fellowship style meetings and support with others who are, or have been in the same position.

If you have any suggestions that we could include about services or organisations that have helped you then we would love to hear from you! The more knowledge and information we can share means that those in need can get help and support from relevant, useful contacts.

Please also note that we are not affiliated or part of any organisations listed above and these are only suggestions. If in doubt, please contact your nearest drug and alcohol service for advice. If you would like to be considered to appear on our help & support page, have any suggestions or any problems contacting any of the charities or organisations listed, then please email us:

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