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.

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.

Stop smoking

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

Alcohol support

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

Help for problem gambling

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

Heroin addiction: get help

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

Drugs and drug abuse

Find out about substance misuse and drug abuse, including where to get help, the effects of drugs, and real-life stories of addiction and recovery.

Advice for families of drug users

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