Coronavirus: addiction and dependency support

We know that it may be particularly difficult for those dealing with addiction at the moment. There is help available and lots of online resources, meetings and information on offer from different services.


Support available

If you are having problems with addiction or dependency or you are worried about someone else, there are many ways to get help, support and advice:



  • Fusion offer support for young people who may be affected by drug or alcohol problems. You can call 020 8708 7801 or email


  • Talk to Frank offers help and advice about drugs. You can contact them via email, live chat or text on 82111 alternatively, call them on 0300 123 6600 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)



  • Narcotics Anonymous offers online meetings and support. You can call their helpline on 0300 999 1212 (10am to midnight)


  • Mental health charity Mind has a list of resources for information and support for addiction and dependency


  • GamCare provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. You can call an adviser on 0808 8020 133 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

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