Helpful links to substance misuse websites

Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Al-Anon Family Groups
phone: 020 7403 0888, email:
Provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
phone: 0845 769 7555
Alcoholics 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 from alcoholism

Changing Lives York 
phone: (01904) 621776
Offers abstinence-based, structured, day treatment for individuals suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Children of addicted parents (COAP)
Informative and interactive website for children affected by parental substance misuse

Families Anon
phone: 0207 4984680
Helpline for relatives and friends concerned about drug use.

phone: 0800 776600
14 hour free national drugs helpline

York Drug and Alcohol Service
phone: (01904) 464680, email:
Work with individuals, families and communities both to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery, and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse.

Morningside Recovery – Coping with an alcoholic parent

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
phone: 0300 999 1212
A non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics  
phone: 0800 358 3456, email:
Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.

City of York Stop Smoking Service
Please contact YorWellbeing on 01904 553377 or email for stopping smoking support.

York in Recovery Forum
For anyone, either employed or who has an interest in substance misuse related issues and Recovery in York.

Yorkshire and Humberside Victim Care Unit
phone: 0300 3031971
Help from Victim Support


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