Alcohol Information and other help
National Alcohol Helpline - Drinkline (Confidential) Tel: 0800 917 8282 (Mon-Fri: 9am-11pm)
Alcohol Concern Tel: 020 7264 0510 http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
Help4Addiction Tel: 07826 368 650 http://help4addiction.co.uk/
Ocean Recovery Tel: 0125 353 0553/ http://www.oceanrecoverycentre.com/
Rehab 4 Alcoholism Tel: 0800 111 4108 http://www.rehab4alcoholism.com
Self-help for friends and families of alcoholics.
Tel (UK & Eire): 020 7403 0888 (Helpline 10am - 10pm, 365 days a year)
Address: 61 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YF
Alcoholics Anonymous www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
National Helpline: 0845 769 7555
Information Line: 01904 644026
Address: PO Box 1, Stonebow House, Stonebow, York YO1 2NJ
Cocaine Anonymous www.cauk.org.uk
Helpline for anyone needing support and advice about cocaine addiction.
Helpline: 0800 612 0225 or 020 7284 1123 (Helpline 10am - 10pm everyday)
Gamblers Anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Helpline for anyone needing support and advice about gambling addiction.
Tel: 020 7384 3040
Narcotics Anonymous www.ukna.org
Helpline for anyone needing support and advice about drug addiction.
National Helpline: 0300 9991212
Benefits Enquiry Line Freephone Tel: 0800 882 200 www.direct.gov.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau www.adviceguide.org.uk
Crimestoppers www.crimestoppers-uk.org Tel: 0800 555 111. Confidential means of reporting crime.
Cruse Bereavement Care Tel: 0870 167 1677 www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk. To talk to someone if you have been affected by a death.
Domestic Violence Tel: 0808 2000 247. Freephone 24-hour National Helpline.
Emergency Services Tel: 999, Mobile phone emergency number Tel: 112 (even if mobile phone is locked).
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Tel: 020 7837 7324. Information, support and specialist services for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.
MIND Tel: 0845 766 0163 (Mon-Fri: 9:15am - 5:15 pm). For better mental health www.mind.org.uk
NHS Direct Tel: 0845 46 47 (24 hours) www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Smoking Helpline Tel: 0800 169 0 169 www.givingupsmoking.co.uk
Parentline Plus Tel: 020 7284 5500. Offers help and support for parents.
Patient UK Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information www.patient.co.uk
Rape Crisis www.rapecrisis.org.uk List of rape crisis centres and information.
Relate Tel: 0845 30 40 16. Confidential advice on relationship difficulties.
Salvation Army Tel: 0207 367 4500 www.salvationarmy.org.uk Runs houses for those with drug and alcohol problems.
Samaritans Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day, all year round) www.samaritans.org.uk
SANEline Tel: 0845 7767 8000 Emotional support / information on mental health difficulties.
Shelter Tel: 0808 800 4444. www.shelter.org.uk Freephone, advice on housing difficulties.
Victim Support Tel: 0845 303 0900 www.victimsupport.org.uk (Mon-Fri: 8am - 9pm; Weekends: 9am - 7pm)
Help4Addiction Alcohol Drink Journal http://help4addiction.co.uk/resources/about-alcohol/alcohol-drinks-journal
Voluntary Work, Education, Leisure
Addaction Drug and alcohol treatment charirty. Encourages ex drug and alcohol users to apply for NVQ training in order to pursue a career in drug and alcohol treatment centres. Tel: 020 7251 5860. www.addaction.org.uk
CSV Voluntary work and training opportunities. www.csv.org.uk
Do-It! Hosts the national volunteering database and have volunteering opportunities supplied by the local volunteer bureau www.do-it.org.uk
Learn Direct Offer online courses in a range of subjects including English, mathematics, IT, business and management. Many of these courses are free of charge and lead to qualifications Tel: 0800 100 900 www.learndirect.co.uk
Open University www.open.ac.uk Tel: 0845 300 60 90 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm). Short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees open to those without traditional or formal qualifications.