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The Support Social Network For People With Addiction & Mental Health Problems!

Addiction & Mental Health Resources

Special Trusted Friends

Here you can find some information and websites for addiction and mental health services and organisations who can provide help, support and information. If your organisation or service is not listed here you can request to have it added by sending us your details through our "Contact Us" page here.

Addiction Services and Organisations

Alcoholics Anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." AA is non-professional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.

Website: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a "non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization.

Website: https://ukna.org

Better Way Recovery.

Better Way Recovery

Better Way Recovery provides addiction support for clients & their families in Lichfield & Tamworth who are facing alcohol or drug misuse. They also have connections to other local services and organisations.

Website: https://www.betterwayrecovery.org.uk



Humankind offers services covering drugs and alcohol, clinical services, housing related support, housing, employment, training and education, health and well-being, children, young people and families, women, criminal justice and community and offender rehabilitation.

Website: https://humankindcharity.org.uk

BAC O'Connor.

BAC O'Connor

Since 1998, The BAC O’Connor Centre, in Staffordshire, UK has provided drug and alcohol rehabilitation for hundreds of people providing excellent, person-centred care for all our service users. Whether that’s inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, semi-independent recovery housing, recovery services in the community or a combination of all of these; we’re here for you.

Website: https://www.bacandoconnor.co.uk

SMART Recovery.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. Their SMART Recovery Programme can help if you are looking to change your harmful addictive behaviour and lead a balanced and fulfilling life. Their family and Friends programme helps individuals who have a loved one struggling with addiction.

Website: https://smartrecovery.org.uk

Addiction Center.

Addiction Center

Find a rehabilitation center based on your addiction, location and needs. Addiction Center provides information on addiction, treatment and recovery. Learn more about signs, symptoms, and withdrawal on each drug and get connected with professional who care to help with addiction.

Website: https://www.addictioncenter.com

Addiction Guide.

Addiction Guide

Addiction Guide is your trusted educational guide to addiction and recovery, founded by recovering addicts and board-certified addiction specialists. Whether you are struggling with addiction yourself or concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse, our mission is to lead you to a healthier, happier life.

Website: https://www.addictionguide.com

Gamblers Anonymous.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other that they may solve their common problem & help others to do the same. Our website offers various help for the compulsive gambler including a Forum, Chat Room, Literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder. Meetings are the core of Gamblers Anonymous and we have meetings every day of the week throughout the UK.

Website: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Sexaholics Anonymous.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics 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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Website: https://www.sauk.org

Mental Health Services and Organisations



Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, it celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk

Depression UK.

Depression UK

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. Depression UK promotes mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression, with the aim of encouraging self help, recovery and personal growth. We try to help our members by enabling them to share their thoughts and problems with fellow sufferers, because they know better than any non-depressed professional or carer does what it really feels like to suffer from depression.

Website: http://depressionuk.org