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Below is a list of help organisations supporting the needs of anyone affected by drug and alcohol problems.



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Action for Prisoners' Families (show/hide info)
Action for Prisoners' Families (APF) works for the benefit of prisoners' and offenders' families by representing the views of families and those who work with them and by promoting effective work with families.
Action on Addiction (show/hide info)
Action on Addiction is the only UK charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support.
Addiction Journal (show/hide info)
ADDICTION publishes peer-reviewed research reports on alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco and behavioural addictions, bringing together research conducted within many different disciplines.
Phone 020 7848 0853/0452
Email gill@addictionjournal.org
Web addictionjournal.org
Addiction Today (show/hide info)
In 1989, so little was known – far less in the public domain – about how to recover from addiction/dependencies, that it was decided to establish the Addiction Recovery Foundation for just such a purpose. The Foundation provides both professionals and the recovery community with free resources on how to recover.
Adfam (show/hide info)
Adfam's vision is that all families affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use should be able to access the support they require.
Phone 020 7928 8898
Web adfam.org.uk
Adfam - Share your Story (show/hide info)
Families often struggle to express themselves regarding someone else’s drug use due to fear of stigma and concern that they won’t be properly understood. This section gives families the opportunity to discuss their feelings in a safe environment
Al-Anon (show/hide info)
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. They believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. They are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.
Helpline Confidential Helpline: 020 7403 0888
Phone 020 7407 0215
Email enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk
Web al-anonuk.org.uk
Alcohol Education Research Centre (show/hide info)
The Alcohol Education Reseach Centre is the only UK charity that is dedicated exclusively to funding work that improves our understanding of what causes excessive drinking, how it can be prevented and the best ways of tackling the problems it causes
Help email www.downyourdrink.org.uk
Phone 020 3262 0323
Web alcoholresearchuk.org/
Alcohol Learning Centre (show/hide info)
The Alcohol Learning Centre (ALC) is an on-line one-stop-shop which collates, co-ordinates and disseminates learning and promising practice from across the NHS and the Third Sector. It contains alcohol specific documents, guidance and tools, examples of alcohol harm reduction initiatives across England and provides training resources to support frontline practitioners and commissioners in delivering Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) and the High Impact Changes for Alcohol.
Alcohol Policy UK (show/hide info)
This blog is run by Libby Ranzetta and James Morris of Ranzetta Consulting and the Alcohol Academy to help professionals in the alcohol harm reduction field stay up to date with news and developments.
Helpline
Phone 0207 450 29 30
Email james@alcoholacademy.net
Web alcoholpolicy.net/
Alcohol Research UK (show/hide info)
Alcohol Research UK is an independent charity which funds research and other initiatives that increase understanding of alcohol-harm – the causes, the problems and the solutions – and uses findings to influence both policy and practice.
Alcoholics Anonymous (show/hide info)
Support, information and advice for those who have problems with alcohol.
Helpline 0845 76 97 555
Web alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Barnardos (show/hide info)
Barnardo's is a charity which works to help vulnerable children and young people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential. Services across the UK work directly with children and young people affected by a range of issues from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness. It also provides parenting support and campaigns for better care for children.
Big Issue (show/hide info)
The Big Issue exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income.We believe in offering ‘a hand up, not a hand out’, but we also recognise that earning an income is the first step on the journey away from homelessness.
Phone General Enquiries +44 (0)20 7526 3200
Email info@bigissue.com
Web bigissue.com
Brook (show/hide info)
Sexual health help and advice for under 25's
Helpline 0808 802 1234
Web brook.org.uk
Cannabis Self Help (show/hide info)
The cannabis self-help programme can help you to cut down or stop smoking cannabis. To start, you need to create a user name and password. After that, you can log in whenever you like.
ChildLine (show/hide info)
ChildLine is a helpline for children, no problem is too big or too small. Their friendly counsellors understand the sorts of problems you might be worried about and are trained to help. They won’t judge you or put you down and they are not easily shocked. Instead, they will listen and help talk you through your options.

There are several different ways you can receive support through ChildLine; phone, e-mail or online chat.
Helpline 0800 1111
Web childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Citizens Advice Bureau (show/hide info)
Advice that people need for the problems they face
Helpline 08444 111 444
Web citizensadvice.org.uk
Cocaine Anonymous (show/hide info)
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.
Helpline 0800 612 0225
Web cauk.org.uk
Cocaine Anonymous Online (show/hide info)
C.A. online meetings are email groups not “chat lines.” Like many email lists, each message sent to the list is “echoed” to each subscriber. In order to prevent unsolicited mailings to the group, participation is limited to subscribers, and only to addicts seeking recovery. In keeping with C.A. traditions, there are no dues or fees for membership.
Community Legal Advice (show/hide info)
Free confidential, independent legal adivce
Helpline 0845 345 4 345
Hours Mon - Fri 9.00 am till 6.30 pm
Web communitylegaladvice.org.uk
Counselling Directory (show/hide info)
Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you. If you're in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.


Credit Union - Find Your Credit Union (show/hide info)
For all aspects of financial help their dedicated staff, network of associates and experts are committed to making a difference to credit unions in Great Britain. They provide a full range of advice, training and development services to help our member credit unions grow and become sustainable financial co-operatives.
Phone 0161 832 3694
Email http://www.abcul.org/contact-us
Web abcul.org/home
Crisis (show/hide info)
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change
Helpline 0844 251 0111
Phone 0300 636 1967
Email enquiries@crisis.org.uk
Web crisis.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care (show/hide info)
Cruse is committed to breaking the stigma around grief and ensuring that everyone, no matter how old or young, can access the highest quality support following a bereavement
Helpline 0844 477 9400
Web crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Department For Health (show/hide info)
The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.
Do-it (show/hide info)
Search through one million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.
Phone 020 7250 5700
Web do-it.org.uk
Down Your Drink (show/hide info)
 
Drinkline (show/hide info)
For help and advice, call the national drink helpline - DRINKLINE.
Helpline 0800 917 8282
Drinks Tracker (show/hide info)
Use NHS Choices interactive tools to calculate alcohol units, assess your drinking levels and track your drinking over time.
Drugs Forum (show/hide info)
Drugs forum is an information hub of high-standards and a platform where people can freely discuss recreational drugs in a mature, intelligent manner. Drugs Forum offers a wealth of quality information and discussion of drug-related politics, in addition to assistance for members struggling with addiction.


DrugScope (show/hide info)
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Our aim is to inform policy development, reduce drug-related harms to individuals, families and communities - and promote health, well-being, recovery, inclusion and integration.
European Monitoring Centre For Drugs And Drug Addiction (show/hide info)
The EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies.
Exchange Supplies - Harm Reduction Works (show/hide info)
Exchange Supplies is a unique social enterprise set up by drug workers to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing innovative quality products, publications, and conferences for drug services, needle exchanges, and injecting drug users, and providing employment and training opportunities for drug users.
Faces and Voices of Recovery (show/hide info)
Faces & Voices believes that our nation’s response to the crisis of addiction should be based on sound public health science and the grassroots engagement and involvement of the recovery community – people in recovery, their families, friends and allies – organized in identifiable and mobilized networks of recovery community and allied organizations that foster collaboration, advocacy and public education about the reality of addiction recovery.
Families Anonymous (show/hide info)
For relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioural problems.
Helpline 0845 1200 660
Web famanon.org.uk
Family Lives (show/hide info)
The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector.
Phone 0207 237 3399 or 01636 612590
Email office@fdap.org.uk
Web fdap.org.uk/
FDAP Directory (show/hide info)
The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector. It is part of naadac, a registered charity (1075222).
Phone 0207 237 3399 or 01636 612590
Email office@fdap.org.uk
Web fdap.org.uk/practitioner_directory.php
Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.
Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (show/hide info)
The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector. It is part of naadac, a registered charity (1075222).
Helpline 0207 237 3399
Web fdap.org.uk/practitioner_directory.php
Film Exchange on Drugs & Alcohol (show/hide info)
Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.
Find your Credit Union (show/hide info)
Credit Union offers saving accounts that allow you to save as much or as little as you want..
Phone 0161 832 3694
Web findyourcreditunion.co.uk/home
Find Your MP (show/hide info)
This service will recognise postcodes and names of MPs or constituencies, or fragments of these. If you are unsure of the name of your MP or constituency it may be easier to try searching by postcode.
Phone 020 7219 4272
Email hcinfo@parliament.uk
Web findyourmp.parliament.uk/
Findings (show/hide info)
Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions. The project aims to encapsulate the studies' findings, set them in context and to explore the implications for practice.
FPA - Talking Sense about Sex (show/hide info)
Government Justice Sector (show/hide info)
Justice.gov.uk is aimed at those working within and reliant on information produced by a number of different government sectors.
Harm Reduction Works (show/hide info)
This website supports the harm reduction works campaign materials. The campaign was developed by Exchange Supplies for the National Treatment Agency as part of the implementation of the Department of Health publication Reducing Drug Related Harm: An Action Plan. The plan commits to reducing the burden of illness and death caused by illicit drug use through improved surveillance of service provision, improved delivery of harm reduction services, and information campaigns aimed at drug users and drug service providers.
Hepatitis C Trust Helpline (show/hide info)
The Hepatitis C Trust's mission is to reverse the rapidly increasing death toll caused by hepatitis C in the UK until no-one dies from this preventable and treatable disease and, ultimately, it is all but eradicated in this country.
Helpline 0845 223 4424
Help email helpline@hepctrust.org.uk
Phone 020 7089 6220
Email admin@hepctrust.org.uk
Hours 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and the Christmas break, when dates and times may vary).
Web hepctrust.org.uk/
Home Office (show/hide info)
The Home Office is working hard to deal with the serious problems caused by illegal drug use. It is also the government department responsible for alcohol policy and licensing.
Homeless UK (show/hide info)
The Homeless Reconnection Portal gives guidance to help reconnect homeless people to the accommodation and support they need in their home area of the UK.
Horses Mouth UK (show/hide info)
Horses Mouth, the social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site. It's safe and it's free...
Informa Health Care - Journal of Drug Assessment (show/hide info)
The Journal of Drug Assessment (JDA) is an open-access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal that publishes a variety of study types from a range of therapeutic areas.
Phone (0)20 7017 7654
Email fizah.khan@informa.com
Web jdajournal.com/
International Harm Reduction Association (show/hide info)
Harm Reduction International is one of the leading international non-governmental organisations promoting policies and practices that reduce the harms from all psychoactive substances, harms which include not only the increased vulnerability to HIV and hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs, but also the negative social, health, economic and criminal impacts of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco on individuals, communities and society.
Phone (0) 207 953 7412
Email info@ihra.net
Web ihra.net
Job Centre Plus (show/hide info)
Jobcentre Plus is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions. It is responsible for assisting people of working age find jobs through its network of Jobcentre Plus offices. It is also responsible for administering some benefits for people of working age and for the administration of National Insurance numbers.
Kings College Addiction Centre (show/hide info)
Formed in March 2010, The Addictions Department brought together the addiction research unit and the sections of alcohol research, tobacco research and behavioral pharmacology. The Addictions Department is also known as the National Addiction Centre (NAC).
Know the Score (show/hide info)
Learn about different types of drugs, the risk and the law.
Helpline 0800 587 587 9
Hours 24/7
Web knowthescore.info
Lifeline Publications (show/hide info)
Lifeline is a drugs and alcohol charity founded in 1971. For more than a decade they have produced a range of publications aimed at specific groups whose lives are affected by alcohol and drug use. Much of the information they produce is aimed at adults and young people who are already using drugs; other publications aim to inform those who may never have used drugs but have profound fears about the use of drugs within the society that they and their children inhabit.
Mencap Direct (show/hide info)
Mencap Direct offer a range of accessible communication services, from easy read to bespoke communication training, to enable your organisation to reach and effectively engage with people with a learning disability.
People who experience mental distress are always at the very heart of our work. We listen and make sure their voices are heard by those who influence change. We demand higher standards in mental health care and challenge discrimination wherever it occurs.
Helpline 0300 123 3393
Help email info@mind.org.uk
Phone 020 8519 2122
Email contact@mind.org.uk
Hours Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm
Web mind.org.uk/
Nacro Resettlement Plus Helpline (show/hide info)
Nacro's Resettlement Plus Helpline can advise ex-offenders, prisoners, their friends and families, and people working with them about disclosing convictions, CRB checks, and finding work, housing and specialist advice services
Helpline 0800 0181 259
Narcotics Anonymous (show/hide info)
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
National Association of Children of Alcoholics (show/hide info)
National Conference on Injecting Drug Use (show/hide info)
Bringing together clinicians, researchers, injecting drug users the NCIDU has enabled the field to develop, share information and learn.
National Debt Helpline (show/hide info)
National Debtline is a national telephone helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland. Our service is free, confidential and independent
Helpline 0808 808 4000
Hours Monday to Friday 9am-9pm and Saturday 9.30am-1pm
Web nationaldebtline.co.uk/england_wales/index.php
National Domestic Abuse Helpline (show/hide info)
National Drug Strategy (show/hide info)
The Home Office is working hard to deal with the serious problems caused by illegal drug use. It is also the government department responsible for alcohol policy and licensing.
National Treatment Agency Directory (show/hide info)
The directory aims to provide contact details for regional groups and meetings as well as national organisations providing support and advice for service users across the UK and this first edition contains a variety of articles about the changing face of groups across the UK.
Helpline Emergency Out Of Hours Call 07867 538 012
Phone 020 7972 1999
Email firstname.lastname@nta-nhs.org.uk
Web nta.nhs.uk/ddn-service-user-directory.aspx
Nepacs (show/hide info)
Nepacs is a north east charity working to support prisoners, their families and significant others. We provide prison visits services, family support, youth services and support at court.
Phone 0191 375 7278
Web nepacs.co.uk
Next Step (show/hide info)
Next Step provides information and advice to support adults in making appropriate decisions on a full range of learning and work opportunities.
Phone 0800 100 900
Hours 8am to 10pm
Web https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx
NHS Direct (show/hide info)
24 hour general health helpline
Helpline 0845 4647
Web nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Directory (show/hide info)
Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) work with local authorities and other agencies that provide health and social care locally to make sure that your local community's needs are being met
NHS Stop Smoking Service (show/hide info)
Advice and information on how an where to get help to quit smoking
Helpline 0845 1221 200
Web smokefree.nhs.uk
NSPCC (show/hide info)
Telephone the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 if you have concerns. Thei advisers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Calls are free from landlines and a record of the call will not appear on your bill. Calls are also free from (3, T-Mobile, O2, Orange and Vodafone) mobiles.

Helpline 0808 800 5000
Web nspcc.org.uk/
Open Society Foundations - Global Drug Policy (show/hide info)
The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program aims to broaden, diversify, and consolidate the network of like-minded organizations that are challenging the current state of international drug policy.
Parentline (show/hide info)
Parentline is a confidential service free from landlines and most mobiles. Please call them on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life.
Patient Voices (show/hide info)
The Patient Voices programme was founded by social entrepreneurs Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner in 2003, and aims to facilitate the telling and the hearing of some of the unwritten and unspoken stories of ordinary people so that those who devise and implement strategy in health and social care, as well as the professionals and clinicians directly involved in care, may carry out their duties in a more informed and compassionate manner. They hope that, as a result of seeing the stories, patients, their carers and clinicians may meet as equals and work respectfully together for the benefit of all.
Rehab Online (show/hide info)
Rehab Online is a directory of residential rehabilitation services for adult drug and/or alcohol misusers in England and Wales. It will give you information about these services, whether you are a member of the public, a professional or a service user.
Phone Rehab Online Customer Service Team: 0845 644 1701
Email rehab-online@bettercaring.com
Web rehab-online.org.uk/
Relate (show/hide info)
Release (show/hide info)
Release Campaigns (show/hide info)
Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law – providing free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals. Release also campaigns for changes to UK drug policy to bring about a fairer and more compassionate legal framework to manage drug use in our society.
Helpline 0845 4500 215
Phone Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 2989
Email ask@release.org.uk
Web release.org.uk/campaigns/current-campaigns
Release Helpline (show/hide info)
Release provides a national advice telephone helpline. Advice is provided in relation to drugs and the law. The helpline is open from 11am—1pm & 2pm—4pm Monday to Friday. A message service is available 24 hours and they will return your call within one business day. All their services are confidential; when calling you do not have to provide any personal details.
Helpline 0845 4500 215
Help email ask@release.org.uk
Hours (open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday)
Web release.org.uk/services/helpline
Samaritans (show/hide info)
Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people’s emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being.

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Shelter (show/hide info)
Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.


They do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
Skills Consortium (show/hide info)
The Substance Misuse Skills Consortium is an independent, sector-led initiative to harness the ideas, energy and talent within the substance misuse treatment field, to maximise the ability of the workforce, and to help more drug and alcohol misusers recover.
The Consortium will help the substance misuse treatment sector to:
Identify what the treatment workforce needs to promote and sustain better outcomes for service users, their families and communities
Review and develop initiatives to attract and retain the workforce
Equip practitioners and managers with the relevant skills
Consortium members include treatment providers, service users and carers, and professional and membership organisations for those working in substance misuse treatment.
SMART Recovery (show/hide info)
SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.
Strada - The Learning Exchange (show/hide info)
The Learning Exchange is a digital library of learning resources freely available on the internet. The resources include information sheets, official publications, interactive learning resources, video clips, case studies and radio broadcasts, all of which may be used for non-commercial, educational purposes.
STRADA has a collection of resources on The Learning Exchange and you can view and download a broad variety of educational and training materials, which compliment our range of Continuing Professional Development Programmes.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK (show/hide info)
Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK is part of an international network of young people and students that originally started out in the United States.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK was founded by a small group of students at the University of Leeds in April 2008. Since then it has grown into a nationwide network with chapters all over the country and gaining widespread recognition as the voice of students and young people working towards better drug policies.

They run educational initiatives, training events and an annual conference every year which is the focal point for all of their years activities and growth.
Phone (020) 7324 2987
Email info@ssdp.org.uk
Web ssdp.org.uk/
Supportline (show/hide info)
Talk to Frank (show/hide info)
Ring FRANK anytime and speak to a friendly adviser who's professionally trained to give you straight up, unbiased information about drugs. Call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, FRANK is around to give you FREE info on drugs.
Tax Aid (show/hide info)
TaxAid is a charity that helps people on low incomes with their tax affairs.
TaxAid helps people on low incomes to understand the bits of the tax system that apply to them (safely ignoring the confusing 98% that don’t), pay only the right amount of tax and help them resolve crises when things go wrong.
Terrence Higgins Trust Helpline (show/hide info)
THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since.
Helpline 0808 802 1221
Phone 0808 802 1221
Email info@tht.org.uk
Hours 10am and 10pm on weekdays, and from 12noon to 6pm on weekends.
Web tht.org.uk/contactus/
The Hepatitis C Trust (show/hide info)
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C and has been operating since 2001. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation and almost all of its Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and have cleared it after treatment.
Helpline 0845 223 4424
Phone 020 7089 6220
Email admin@hepctrust.org.uk
Web hepctrust.org.uk/
The Offenders Families Helpline (show/hide info)
The Offenders' Families Helpline is operated by POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) under contract to NOMS and provides information and support for families across England and Wales.
Helpline 0808 808 2003
Help email info@offendersfamilieshelpline.org
Hours 9am - 8pm Monday - Friday/ 10am - 3pm Saturday and Sundays
Transform Drug Policy Foundation (show/hide info)
Transform Drug Policy Foundation is a charitable think tank that seeks to draw public attention to the fact that drug prohibition itself is the major cause of drug-related harm to individuals, communities and nations, and should be replaced by effective, just and humane government control and regulation. Transform has emerged in response to the increasingly apparent failings of current UK and international drug policy. As illegal drug use and the problems associated with illegal drug markets have continued to grow, Transform is providing new thinking on alternatives to the current enforcement-oriented regime of prohibition.
UK Harm Reduction Alliance (show/hide info)
The United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance UKHRA is a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users.
UKDPC (show/hide info)
UKDPC membership includes local, regional and national organisations. We are working with over 300 disabled people’s organisations, and are running consultation and capacity building events all over the country. These events aim to strengthen the role of disabled people’s organisations, as it is only through them that we can achieve true equality.
Phone 020 8522 7433
Email www.ukdpc.net
Web ukdpc.net/
UKHRA - discussion groups (show/hide info)
The United Kingdom Harm Reduction Alliance UKHRA is a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health and human rights at the centre of drug treatment and service provision for drug users.
UKRF are the faces of your neighbours, business leaders, school teachers, clergy, police officers and others representative of your community. We believe that by being public about our recovery and through the power of our personal stories, we have incredible potential to become a teaching and healing force.
UNODC (show/hide info)
UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
Victim Support (show/hide info)
The national charity for giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses and their families across England and Wales.
Helpline 0845 30 30 900
Phone 020 7268 0200
Web victimsupport.org/
VInspired (show/hide info)
Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds
Volunteering England (show/hide info)
Volunteering England is an independant charity and membership organisation, comitted to supporting,enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.
WiredIn (show/hide info)
The ‘Wired In To Recovery’ Community is run by Wired In, a unique initiative launched over ten years ago by Professor David Clark as a way of empowering people to tackle substance use problems.
Women's Aid (show/hide info)
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
World Health Organization (show/hide info)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats
Phone + 41 22 791 21 11
Email info@who.int.
Web who.int/en/
Young Minds (show/hide info)
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Helpline 0808 802 5544
Phone 020 7089 5074
Email ymenquiries@youngminds.org.uk
Web youngminds.org.uk/

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