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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Is a free self-help group. Its "12-step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups. AA's belief is that people with drink problems need to give up alcohol permanently
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England - FRANK - Provides search service to find details of local and national services that provide counselling and treatment in England
Drinkaware - Provides consumers with information to make informed decisions about the effects of alcohol on their lives and lifestyles.
Al-Anon Family Groups - Offer support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they're still drinking or not. Alateen is part of Al-Anon and can be attended by 12- to 17-year-olds who are affected by another person's drinking, usually a parent.
Addaction - Is a UK-wide treatment agency that helps individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.
Adfam - Is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol. Adfam operates an online message board and database of local support groups.
Drinkline - Is the national alcohol helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence. Call 0800 917 8282 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekends 11am – 4pm).
Addiction Center - An organization that helps individuals struggling with chemical dependencies find help through traditional rehab or other treatment options.
Drug Rehab - Is an organisation that works to spread awareness of substance abuse and be a informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
National Council on Alcoholism - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.
alcohol.gov.au - Provides information on alcohol-related health, science, news, and
Australian Government policy. The site is designed to give Australians a basic knowledge and understanding about alcohol and its consequences in order to make informed decisions so they might minimise the risk of alcohol-related harms
Australian alcohol guidelines : reducing the health risks - Most Australians drink alcohol, generally for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability. However, a substantial proportion of people drink at levels that increase their risk of alcohol-related harm. These guidelines will help you make an informed choice and also help health agencies guide the community in reducing health risks that arise from drinking alcohol.
My QuitBuddy - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Helpful smoking quit tips, daily motivational messages and reminders for those planning to start the quitting journey.
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) - The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides access to quality reviewed alcohol and drug information via sophisticated searches of drug-related and news websites, and online databases, tailored for drug professionals, researchers, schools and the general community.
Re-Gen - UnitingCare ReGen is the leading alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania. ReGen is a not-for-profit agency, which has over 40 years experience delivering a comprehensive range of AOD services to the community. - See more at:http://www.regen.org.au/about-us#sthash.NuepFLEA.dpuf
Hello Sunday Morning - The purpose is to provide a platform for individuals to create meaningful change in their lives by taking a short break from alcohol. By sharing their story, each persons' stand is a unique and essential contribution to a better drinking culture.
Hello Sunday Morning is a way for any individual to take a break from drinking and recreate the drinking culture around us. Since 2010 nearly 10,000 people have signed up to go 12 weeks or more without alcohol, and blog about their journey on Hello Sunday Morning.
New Zealand links
ADANZ: Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand - ADANZ provides expert information and policy advice, early intervention and support services to the people of New Zealand. ADANZ manages the Alcohol Drug Helpline, compiles the national Addictions Treatment Directory and delivers a range of services led and developed by people who have previously used addiction treatment services
AA Canada - Alcoholics Anonymous support group Web site.
Drug & Alcohol Helpline - The Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.The service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.
TeenNet Cyberisle - An interactive Web site designed by youth - for youth - with information on smoking, drugs and sex.
LifeRing - LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of people who are choosing to live in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. We encourage individuals to build their own personal recovery programs based on three principles: sobriety, secularity, and self-direction.