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Addaction is a drop in drugs misuse service that offers counselling, support and information for people in Lambeth. Range of services including drop-in, outreach, needle exchange, benefits and housing advice. Detox and rehab support, holistic therapies, medical and legal advice, advice and information on harm minimisation. Some case work, can refer on to other services. more »

Adfam National

 Adfam National is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. For Families:  Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use. For Professionals:  Where professionals can find all the resources they need to better support families. By telephone 020 3817 9410 (please note we more »

Al-Anon Family Groups

Based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous, runs self-help group meetings for partners, families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they are still drinking or not. Confidential helpline offers understanding, support and information. Literature, books and leaflets available. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people 12-17 years of age affected by someone more »


Alateen is part of Al-Anon and offers support to young people, 12 to 17 years, who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, usually that of a parent.  The members attend group meetings, in which they support each other and learn to focus on themselves.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – London

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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; The organisation more »

Antidote – LGB&T Drug and Alcohol Support Service

Antidote is the UK’s only LGB&T run and targeted drug and alcohol support service. Set up in 2002, we work with both drug and alcohol users and healthcare professionals. We’re here to give non-judgemental free advice and support delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers – all of whom identify as LGB or T, and more »

Anxiety Alliance

Anxiety Alliance is an organisation run by people with experience of anxiety, which offers support to those who have anxiety disorders, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder, together with those who wish to withdraw from tranquilliser and anti-depressants. They offer factsheets, self-help booklets, relaxation audio tapes and CDs, books as well as a helpline service, more »

Aurora Project Lambeth

Working Together, Through Treatment, Towards Recovery Aurora Project Lambeth was set up by a group of individuals with experience of seeking treatment for substance or alcohol use and is governed by a board of trustees. This small organisation offers a unique service for clients, offering them the chance to get support and advice from people more »

Battle Against Tranquillisers

Battle Against Tranquillisers offers a range of support and educational services. These are available to users of tranquillisers and sleeping pills and to health professionals, voluntary organisations and all those who have an interest in the subject. Local Help Line: 0117 966 3629 National Help Line: 0844 826 9317. Service is based in South Gloucestershire. more » is dedicated to people with benzodiazepine tranquilliser dependency and withdrawal. Launched in 2000, this website has always been a work in progress consisting of articles, information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts. This is a website service only.

Blenheim Lambeth – Drug & Alcohol Services

There are 4 services in Lambeth. 1. The Recovery Centre This new service has been developed to provide an open and welcoming space for those in recovery from substance misuse problems and for their families, friends and wider community. The Recovery Centre provides an opportunity for those in recovery to develop new social networks, gain advice more »

Bristol & District Tranquilliser Project

Originally founded in  1985 as a tranquilliser withdrawal group, the Bristol Tranquilliser Project (BTP) is a voluntary organisation set up to help people who are experiencing involuntary addiction to prescribed minor tranquillisers, sleeping pills and antidepressants.  Most services – counselling, one-to-one prescribed drug counselling, self-help groups and a drop-in service – are only available to people more »

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

About CoDA UK – information for newcomers Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of  informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common  interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused  in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an  adapted version of their Twelve Steps more »

Coming Off Psychiatric Medication

This is a website which aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process. It is put together by people who have been prescribed medication and withdrawn from it, and clinicians who have been involved in supporting this process. The website provides information on psychiatric drugs, more »


Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.

Drug & Alcohol Service (Lambeth)

The Drug and Alcohol Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems.  They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief intervention clinic, and a Tier more »

Drug & Alcohol Service (Southwark North)

The Drug and Alcohol Service (Southwark North) provides assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems. They care for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief treatment clinic, and a Tier 3 assessment and treatment service. more »

Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth)

The Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide specialist assessment, treatment and care for people, aged over 18, who are referred through the courts on a DRR Order. A DRR service provides offenders with fast access to drug treatment programmes where their criminal behaviour is associated with drug misuse. more »

Families Affected By Addiction

A weekly support group for Lambeth family members/significant others, over the age of 18, affected by someone else’s addiction. The group is open for family members to attend for information and advice within a supportive and relaxed environment.

Families Anonymous

When drug addiction enters a family via one of its members, the effect can be devastating. If you have reason to believe or even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a drug problem, Families Anonymous knows how you feel. They know what it is like to be alone with this problem. They more »

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Organisation with headquarters in the United States of America offering 12 step recovery programme. The following groups meet weekly in London: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.:  Trew Era, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA (Julia S 07756 772323) Saturday at 11 a.m.:  YMCA, 112 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NQ (Saffron D 07989 392825 or Vanessa L more »

Foundation 66 (NSW Housing Team)

Referrals come to us through different services depending on the local borough.
• We will accept self-referrals from suitable individuals.
• Completion of our referral form is required.

Foundation 66 – Head Office (now a subsidiary of Phoenix Futures)

Head administrative office of organisation running a range of services for people with alcohol related problems, including direct access centres, counselling, complementary therapies, groups, structured day programmes and aftercare, supported housing and tenancy support.  

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.  GA members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling. You can use the more »


GamCare operates the National Freephone HelpLine and remains the first port of call for anyone experiencing problems with their gambling. If you are concerned about the amount of time or money that you or someone you know is spending gambling, you can talk in confidence to the advisers free of charge over the phone or more »

Health Inclusion Team

A nurse-led specialist community health inclusion team, part of the NHS, to support vulnerable people who have difficulty accessing primary care services (eg GPs  and nurses), such as homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions. The clinics are run at day centres, drug and alcohol services and hostels in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  They more »

Hope Worldwide ( ODAAT )

ODAAT stands for One Day At A Time. It is a drug and alcohol recovery programme that is structured as a three-stage quasi-residential programme with professional therapeutic input. Admission Criteria: ODAAT is for men only 18 – 60 years old Must be motivated to change / recover Mental Health: Hope Worldwide can only accept low support needs more »

Insight Southwark – Drug & Alcohol Service

At Insight Southwark we offer a fantastic, vibrant service for children and young people who require support and information about their own or a parent’s substance misuse problems. We are open to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are living in Southwark or attending school in the borough. We have more »

Kairos Community Trust ( Detox hostel )

The John Kitchen Centre at Linden Grove is a first-stage residential detox hostel for men and women who have found their lives unmanageable due to the destructive effects of addiction to alcohol and drugs. Our priority is those who are homeless. We aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, safe, sober and clean environment where individuals more »

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require more »

Lifeline Southwark

Lifeline Southwark is a free, safe and confidential drug and alcohol service for any adult over the age of 18 who lives in the London Borough of Southwark.  The service supports all people from any background, who uses any kind of drug and/or alcohol and who wants to recover or change. They work at all more »

Mount Carmel Hostel for Recovering Alcoholics

A registered residential treatment centre for recovering alcoholics.  Its aims are to enable each resident to live a fulfilling and responsible life without alcohol.  Provides a therapeutic, non-judgemental and safe environment for people who have experienced serious problems with alcohol and who see abstinence as their only way forward.  Offers group therapy and one-to-one counselling more »

Narcotics Anonymous

This is a self-help fellowship of people who wish to stop using drugs and support each other in remaining drug free.  There are over 1000 meetings across the UK every week. There is a telephone helpline and regular self-help meetings based on a twelve step programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. You can use the website more »

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Overeaters Anonymous

Self-help fellowship of men and women who need mutual support and understanding in overcoming eating problems, including compulsive overeating, purging, anorexia and bulimia. Uses the 12 Step model of Recovery based on that of AA. Overeaters Anonymous  (QA) is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional more »

Release – Drugs and Drug Law

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an independent and registered charity.  Through their services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use (drugs and alcohol) and to drug laws. Services include a telephone helpline, help more »

Smoking Cessation Services

Smoking Clinic – Maudsley Hospital – Southwark residents This is a specialist service, available to people living or working in Southwark. GPs, consultants, health professionals, referrers, commissioners and members of the public can find comprehensive information about this service on the website: You need to be referred to this service and the referrals email more »

Talk To Frank (formerly National Drugs Helpline)

24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse.  Can address health concerns about any drugs – legal or illegal.  Provides information about local services and support groups and national drug resources. Literature available and there is a lot of information on the website including what to do in an more »

The Haven – Alcohol Dependency

The Haven is a Registered Care Home for 26 men with long-term alcohol dependency. Many of our residents have experience of street homelessness and sometimes prison. Many have been suffering from untreated illnesses and injuries, as well as the long term effects of poor diet and the mental health conditions associated with chronic alcoholism. Sometimes these more »

The Recovery Centre- Lambeth Addictions Treatment Consortium

This service has been developed to provide an open and welcoming space for those in recovery from substance misuse problems and for their families, friends and wider community. The Recovery Centre provides an opportunity for those in recovery to develop new social networks, gain advice and support to access mainstream services, e.g. college, volunteering, leisure and more »

Turning Point

A social enterprise providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. Tailored personalised care helps achieve positive outcomes by offering choice, creating independence and helping people build a better life. Services for mental health: Outreach services in more »

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