If you are struggling with drug addiction there is help and support available to you and with the right help, you can break the chains of addiction and live a drug-free life.
I am struggling with a drug addiction where do I start?
Your GP should be your first port of call as they can advise you on what help is available and get you into a treatment centre where necessary. Your GP may even be able to offer you treatment at their practice. But if you are not comfortable visiting your doctor it is possible for you to contact your local drug treatment centre yourself.
If you visit the Talk to Frank website You can put your postcode into the search bar and a list of local organisations will come up.
You can also call their national helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through what your available options are.
Here are some other drug addiction support organisations:
UK Narcotics Anonymous: 0300 999 1212, www.ukna.org - Helpline and regular self-help meetings for addicts who have a desire to stop using and who wish to support each other in remaining drug-free.
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. Run over 200 projects and schemes nationally ranging from residential rehabilitation centres to drop-in counselling services, needle exchanges, phone advice services and individual community workers.
Helpline: 01785 810762
Helpline providing information and support for people concerned about solvent or volatile substance abuse problems.
Families Anonymous: 020 7498 4680
Telephone and other support services for families and friends of drug users. 50 groups throughout the UK offering help and support to members based on the 12 step programme.
DAN 24/7 0808 808 2234
National Drug and Alcohol Helpline for people in Wales
Leading substance misuse charity working across London to reduce the harm by drug misuse to individuals and the public.
cgl - Change Grow Live
Offer a range of services including Drugs service which supports adults and young people to understand the risks their drug use poses to their health and wellbeing and support them to reduce or stop their use safely.
020 7697 3300
Recovery Focus is a national group of charities, who are all highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill-health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence across the country.
020 7324 2989
Helpline and support for drug users, families, friends. Advice on drug-related subjects including health, welfare and legal issues. Referrals to lawyers and local drug services.
Salvation Army: 020 7367 4500
Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts.
If you are struggling with an addiction and you are seeking help or if you are a family member of an addict and don't know where to turn please reach out for help. You are not alone.