Other useful websites
Adfam - a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol.
Alcoholics Anonymous - a 12 Step-based organisation for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction.
Alcohol Concern - the national voluntary sector agency on alcohol misuse.
Black Poppy - a health and lifestyle magazine for the drugs community that covers drug-related issues such as treatment, personal experiences, policies and harm reduction.
Cocaine Anonymous - a 12 Step-based organisation for individuals recovering from cocaine addiction.
Daily Dose - a leading news service on drug and alcohol misuse. The website is updated daily and provides links to a range of drug and alcohol related news and updates.
Drink and Drugs News - a web portal for individuals affected by drug and alcohol use and for professionals in the substance misuse sector and wider health, social care and criminal justice settings.
DrugScope - an independent UK centre of expertise on drugs and a national membership organisation for the drugs field. It provides information, undertakes research at local, national and international level and advises on Government policy-making.
European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) - the largest membership organisation for the independent drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare sector.
FRANK - incorporates a phone line (0800 776600) and a website. FRANK provides free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day to anyone that needs it.
Hepatitis C Trust - a national organisation that provides support and information for those with or affected by hepatitis C, including a telephone helpline.
Narcotics Anonymous - a 12 Step-based organisation for individuals recovering from drug addiction.
Release - the national legal and drugs advice service. Release provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drug users.
SMART Recovery - supports individuals who want to abstain from any type of addictive behaviour or activity and achieve recovery. SMART Recovery uses an approach based on motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods for solving problems related to addiction.
Specialist Clinical Addiction Network (SCAN) - a national network for UK addiction specialists. At present this includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Specialists Registrars and Associate Specialists who work in the field of addiction. Staff grade doctors in addiction psychiatry may be registered as affiliate members. SCAN's main aims are to provide support and promote networking to enable specialists to maximise treatment effectiveness.
Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) - a network that supports GPs and other members of the primary health care team who work with substance misusers.