Drug Support

Types of Support

We offer support in a number of ways.  We provide links to generic support organisations such as charities in more specific areas, for a particular need or problem.  We also in some cases provide specific support, sometimes in the form of one-to-one help, sometimes special events or services. Finally, we can offer links to products which we believe can help in this area. In these last two cases, they contain affiliate links which mean that we may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. 

Support Organisations

The organisations in this category are generally government organisations or charities, set up to help people with this particular issue.

The NHS have a section on drug addiction  here

Mind have a section on recreational drugs and alcohol here

Specific events, coaching / training or technical support

These are more specific things you can do, such as take a course or get one-to-one advice.  There may be a charge involved.  

The Addiction Recovery Guide offer recovery and coaching from various sources here

Turning point offer different ways of helping you, and focus on coexisting mental illness and substance misuse – see here

Addaction are a leading UK drug, alcohol and mental health charities – see them here

The Priory Group offer Rehab services here

Rehab4addiction are a private drug and alcohol rehab centre  – see here

Castle Craig hospital treat patients either privately or paid by medical insurance – see here


There may be some things you can buy which will help you achieve your targets.  Some of these are listed here. Again there will be a cost involved, and you’ll leave our site to buy them.  We may earn a small commission.

A Substance Abuse Treatment Manual

This provides solutions step by step rather than looking at pathology. It focusses on solution based therapy.

The Biology of Desire: Why addiction is not a disease

Through five stories of addicts, this explains what happens in the brain and how to overcome it.  In Kindle, paperback and hard cover.

Drugs Without the Hot Air

This is all about making sense of legal and illegal drugs. This second edition considers cannabis treatment for epilepsy, vaping and addiction. In Kindle and hard cover.

BMA Guide to Drugs

This is a complete home reference to prescribed and over the counter drugs. Useful for anyone wanting to know what drugs are used for and any side effects. In Kindle and paperback.

7 in 1 Drug Testing Kits

This kit (you get three) tests for the 7 most common drugs in the UK. It detects cocaine, herion, speed, methadone, benzos ecstasy and cannabis. Easy to read – you put it a urine sample for 15 seconds.

The Power of Connection

This deals with addiction, attachment trauma and recovery, and provides a model, a method and a mandate for recovery.

The Science of Addiction

This covers the neurobiological science and explains what addiction – to alcohol or drugs – is and isn’t. It’s aimed at addiction professionals and explores the body / mind connection. In Kindle and hard cover.

Kindle Unlimited

A lot of support comes in the form of additional focussed reading, and we use Amazon as a source of books.  We find reading on Kindle more convenient (you can change the font size when your eyes get tired!).  If you do read, we use Kindle Unlimited as a way of reading books cheaply, and you can get three months free by clicking the link below.

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