Is there any support available for relatives/friends of alcohol/drug users?

Footsteps for Families is a charity that works in St Helens and Warrington with relatives/friends/carers of people who use drugs or alcohol. They can provide confidential support over the phone or face-to-face via their drop-in sessions or home visits. Footsteps also run a parent support group and various training courses.

Parents Against Drug Users is a national umbrella charity that provides services for the parents and families of drug users. They provide a national helpline for listening and general advice (0845 702 3867) and they also run a Parent and Family support group which is held at Derbyshire Family Centre in Parr (WA9 2LU).

Families Anonymous (helpline 0845 1200 660), Adfam and Action on Addiction are national charities that help to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol use.