Drug, alcohol and gambling support : useful links

Alcohol Change UK

Website provides information and advice on alcohol and alcohol-related issues, as well as a directory of local residential and community organisations that can help you. Contact them on 020 3907 8480 (this is an enquiry line not a helpline) or email [email protected]


Drinkline offers free information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).

Beat the Odds

Beat the Odds is a project providing support to people in Wales with a gambling problem. You can call 029 2049 3898 for free, confidential information, advice and counselling.


Gamcare offers free information, support and counselling for people who have problems with gambling in the UK.

It runs the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and also offers face-to-face counselling. The helpline is free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dan 24/7

Point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs and or alcohol. The website links to the free, bilingual, Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline on 0808 808 2234 – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also text DAN to: 81066 for advice and information for local services.


The ‘getting help’ section of this drug information website has a searchable database of services for people with drug dependency issues, including support services. You can also call Frank on the free 24-hour helpline 0300 123 6600, email, text 82111 or live chat for confidential help and advice.

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This page was last updated on: June 20, 2023

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