We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
Want to find a support group? Enter your postcode or town below to find a support group near you.
On Twitter? Get up to date information directly to your feed. Follow @AdfamUK.
Call a helpline
Telephone support for families
Making first contact can be daunting - but there are several national helplines for those wanting to take the step. Some local services also operate helplines so you can search for help in your area too.
SMART Recovery run an online support group for friends and family - every Monday, 7.30pm. Click for details (pdf).
020 7403 0888
Al-Anon Family Groups
For people worried about someone else's drinking.
0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement Care
Provides support after the death of someone close, including support for those bereaved through drug and alcohol abuse.
0808 808 2234
Dan 24/7 - Wales Drug & Alcohol Helpline
Free and bilingual telephone helpline for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol, including families and carers.
0300 123 1110
Advice to those worried about their own, or a loved one's, alcohol use.
0300 888 3853
Free helpline offered for those affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use, including those bereaved by addiction.
0845 1200 660
For families and friends concerned about a loved one's drug problems.
0300 123 6600
National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.
0300 123 3393
Helpline providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
0800 358 3456
NACOA (National Association for the Children of Alcoholics)
Free helpline for anyone whose parents have an alcohol problem.
0808 2000 247
National Domestic Violence Helpline
This helpline is free and open 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or worried about someone they know.
020 7324 2989
Drugs helpline that also provides free legal advice on drug issues.
The Samaritans helpline is for anyone with concerns, worries or troubles. They can help you talk through anything that is troubling you, and offer help and support.
08080 10 10 11
SFAD (Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs)
Free and confidential helpline for families and friends of those misusing drugs or alcohol in Scotland.
There is more information in our useful organisations list.