General resources

Alcohol Change UK

Harm reduction information and advice - https://alcoholchange.org.uk/

Change Grow Live (CGL)

Provider of local substance misuse services in various parts of the UK www.Changegrowlive.org

Drink Aware

Information and advice about potential harms from alcohol https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

Drink Wise Age Well

Project for supporting people to healthier choices about alcohol as they age https://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk/

London Friend

Support and information for the LGBT community around substance misuse - http://londonfriend.org.uk/

NHS

Database of local substance misuse services - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthybody/addiction-what-is-it/

Recoverist Network

Activist network focusing on promoting Recovery from substance misuse problems - https://recoverist.net/about/

Release

Legal advice and information for people affected by substance misuse problems https://www.release.org.uk/

Talk to Frank

Accessible information about alcohol and other drugs - https://www.talktofrank.com/

Turning Point

Substance misuse service provider and professional resources - https://www.turningpoint.co.uk/

Children and families resources

Adfam

Resources for families affected by drugs and alcohol - https://www.adfam.org.uk/

Children’s Society

Collection of information, guidance and resources on parental substance misuse - https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/substance-misuse-domestic-violence/s...

Family Drug and Alcohol Court

Specialist court system currently serving various local authorities across England and Northern Ireland - http://fdac.org.uk/

NSPCC

Resource focused on parental substance misuse and how to support children living with parents who misuse alcohol and drugs - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventingabuse/child-protection-system/parenta...

Professional resources

Alcohol Policy UK

News and analysis for the alcohol harm reduction field https://www.alcoholpolicy.net/

Drug and Alcohol Findings

Linking practice to research in the field of alcohol and drug use -  https://findings.org.uk/

Drugwise

Promoting evidence-based information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco https://www.drugwise.org.uk/

End of life care for people with problematic substance use

Research and practice guidance - Endoflifecaresubstanceuse.com

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Overview of research evidence relating to European drug use and drug problems - http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/emcdda-home-page_en

Expert Citizens

Organisation of experts by experience with multiple needs, campaigning for better services and national policy - http://www.expertcitizens.org.uk/

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Includes guidance for professionals on working with clients with alcohol and other drug problems - https://www.nice.org.uk/

Neptune Clinical Guidance

Supporting clinical practice in the management of harms resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances - http://neptune-clinicalguidance.co.uk/

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Provides information and guidance around issues of substance related harms and good practice - https://www.scie.org.uk/

Stella Project

Addressing domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health https://avaproject.org.uk/ava-services-2/multiple-disadvantage/

Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Campaigning organisation for changes to drug policy - https://www.tdpf.org.uk/

Working with Substance Use

Practice guidance for health and social care professionals - https://workingwithsubstanceuse.wordpress.com/

Nation specific resources

England

Public Health England

Drug misuse and dependency policies and research - https://www.gov.uk/healthand-social-care/drug-misuse-and-dependency

Harmful drinking policies and research - https://www.gov.uk/health-and-socialcare/harmful-drinking

Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol harm reduction resource - https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/

Scottish Drugs Forum

Policy and research website - http://www.sdf.org.uk/

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Information and advice website - https://www.sfad.org.uk/

Scottish Government Alcohol and Drug Treatment Strategy

https://www.gov.scot/publications/rights-respect-recovery/

Scottish Government information and advice on alcohol use

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Alcohol

Scottish Government Good Practice guide for Children and Families/substance misuse working

https://www.gov.scot/publications/getting-priorities-right/

Wales

National Assembly for Wales

Discussion of the state of alcohol and substance abuse in Wales - https://seneddresearch.blog/2018/11/19/alcohol-awareness-week-19-25-nove...

Welsh Substance Misuse Strategy

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/72997

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland policy summary for alcohol and drug misuse

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/articles/alcohol-and-drugs-misuse

Northern Irish guidance and information on local services

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/getting-help-drug-or-alcohol-problems

Compiled by Luke Bryan-Lai and Wulf Livingston. This version March 2019