Overcoming addiction

Worried about addiction?

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are fighting an addiction.

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it's often the hardest one.

Drug addiction: getting help

If you have a drug problem, there's a lot of help and support available. Here's where to find it.

Gambling addiction

Find out about the risks of problem gambling and watch a video about one man's gambling addiction.

Advice for the families of drug users

Advice for families or carers of drug users, including where to find further information and support.

Heroin: get help

Where to get help for heroin and opiate addiction, including information on methadone, talking therapies, self-help and rehab.

Drinking and alcohol

Practical tips to help you cut down, plus information on low-risk drinking, how alcohol affects your health, and understanding units

Drugs

How drugs affect you, real-life stories of addiction, where to get help, plus videos on substance abuse

Stop smoking

Help with quitting, including what your GP can do, local services and nicotine replacement therapies