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Here are some useful links to organisations offering information or support around substance misuse and related issues. 

These links are for free resources or charity pages. Please contact ian@cjwellings.com if you would like to submit your organisation or webpage.

If you are looking for residential treatment please visit our addiction treatment guide for details of services.

DDN works in partnership with organisations in the treatment sector including several large providers of community treatment services. 

Please click here to view more details.

If you provide a service that you would like to promote please email ian@cjwellings.com for details on our advertising and marketing options.


      Adfam is a charity working on behalf of the families and loved ones affected by drug use. It provides direct support to families through publications,...

Alcohol Change UK

        Alcohol Change UK is the new charity formed by the merger of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern. Our new website incorporates content from...

DH Department of Health

The Department of Health's aim is to improve the health and well-being for people in England. This site gives you the latest news and information...

Drug & Alcohol Findings

Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide...

Drug Reporter

Drugreporter is the drug policy website of the Rights Reporter Foundation. The website was created in 2004 to promote drug policy reform advocacy in the...


    DrugFAM provide support to those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. They offer services such as weekly groups, both email and telephone support,...


Founded by Harry Shapiro formerly Director of Communications for DrugScope, DrugWise provides drug information which is topical, evidence-based and non-judgemental. Drugwise also work in...


Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and...


      Part of the SMMGP The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is the professional body for the substance use field and works to...

Harm Reduction International

Harm Reduction International is a leading non-governmental organisation working to promote and expand support for harm reduction. DDN Magazine has produced several reports on their events that you can view here.


HCVAction are the online home for the hepatitis C professional community. They are committed to ensuring that more infected people are diagnosed and treated,...

IHRA Daily Updates

Harm Reduction International is a leading non-governmental organisation working to promote and expand support for harm reduction. Their annual international conferences are a key event...


    IntNSA is a global organisation with a UK chapter which was established to advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of...


The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome UK (NOFAS-UK) are dedicated to supporting people affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and their families...


    Founded in 1984, Re-Solv works to reduce the harms caused by volatile substance abuse (‘VSA’ or ‘solvent abuse’) and the misuse of other legal...


          Release is the national centre of expertise in drugs and drug law- providing free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals. Release...


        SMMGP is a network to support GP's and other primary health practitioners who work with substance misuse in the UK.  www.smmgp.org.uk  

Substance Misuse Skills Consortium

The Substance Misuse Skills Consortium are an independent, sector-led initiative to harness the ideas, energy and talent that are within the substance misuse treatment field, to maximise...

Talk to Frank

For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK. www.talktofrank.com/

The Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust are the national UK charity for hepatitis C and has been operating since 2001.  They are a patient-led and patient-run organisation and...


The UKHRA are a campaigning coalition of drug users, health and social care workers, criminal justice workers and educationalists that aims to put public health...

Urban 75 – Drugs

This is a straight talking, no nonsense free resource for those interested in finding out more about drugs. This site also includes a comprehensive contacts list,...