When feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, it is not unusal to escape from these feelings by using alcohol, drugs, smoking and this might seem like a quick way to feel better. Whilst short term they may provide some relief from everyday stressors, long term it can lead to significant problems with your health, social and occupational functioning and your emotional wellbeing.
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol or substance use there is a lot of help available. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Using drugs or alcohol to help manage stress, anxiety and depression is a very common problem. Whilst short term they may provide some relief from everyday stressors, long term it can lead to significant problems with your health, social and occupational functioning and your emotional wellbeing.
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Range of abstinence-based treatment services for people with severe dependency on alcohol and drugs. Telephone: 0300 330 0659.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Offer a peer support service for people struggling with substance issues.
Club Soda helps you live well by being more mindful about drinking. Whether you want to cut down, take a break from alcohol or stop drinking, you’re welcome to join us.
Telephone and other support services for families and friends of drug users. Telephone: 020 7498 4680.
Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Advice and information for drug misusers, their families, friends, carers. Telephone: 0300 123 6600.
Run LGBT drug and alcohol service. Telephone: 020 7833 1674.
Charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 40 years. Telephone: 020 7234 9740.
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. Telephone: 0300 999 1212.
A national group of charities, who are all highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the affects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence across the country. Telephone: 020 7697 3300.
Helpline and support for drug users, families, friends. Advice on drug related subjects including health, welfare and legal issues. Telephone: 020 7324 2989.
Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addict. Telephone: 020 7367 4500.