Useful Links

The following agencies offer information, advice, guidance and access to support and treatment for all those affected by alcohol and other drug misuse in the medical profession.


American Society of Addiciton Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,700 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

Alcohol Concern:  National agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.
Combat Stress The UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health.
Compass Helping adults and young people overcome addiction.
Counselling Directory The purpose of this site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate to their needs. This is a free and confidential service.
Drinks Meter This drinks meter app provides you with instant feedback on your drinking. It compares your drinking against the Drinks Meter community to give unbiased, anonymous feedback.
Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector. It is part of naadac, a registered charity (1075222).
HAGA HAGA has been central to the health and well-being of Haringey and its people for the past thirty years. We are determined to continue to make Haringey a healthier, safer and more pleasant place to live, work and visit. Our Mission is to lead in the delivery of high quality alcohol services that improve the lives of people, including children, affected by alcohol and associated problems.
MANageABLE is a group of like-minded people who are passionate about each child being able to reach their full potential in life in spite of difficult and tortuous beginnings.Within the organisation there are parents, a teacher, a manager of supported accommodation for vulnerable young people and a business administrator. We receive advice and guidance from Dr Raja Mukherjee - an internationally recognised medical expert in FASD.
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund is a UK charity for doctors and medical students and their families. They provide financial support, money advice and information when it is needed regarding illness, age issues, bereavement or disability.
Royal College of Physicians  Alcohol Health Alliance.
Royal College of
General Practitioners
 E-learning courses.
SMMGP Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGO) is a network to support GPs and other members of the primary healthcare team who work with substance misuse in the UK.
Substance Misuse
Skills Consortium
The Skills Hub provides access to a vast library of resources on substance misuse treatment interventions. It is based on the skills framework developed by the Skills Consortium with help from the NTA and -as a result- initially focuses on drug treatment. Populating and extending the Hub is an ongoing task to which the Skills Consortium hopes the field will acitvely contribute.
Support 4 Doctors
This is an online portal of information for UK doctors.  It offers specialist advice and support for doctors and their families on career, health and financial issues.
Swanswell A national alcohol and drug charity that helps people change and be happy.
Teen Mental Health

An Organisation that looks at teen mental health and stigmatism.

Expert Patients Programme
A charity that provides the highest quality of care and treatment for people suffering from addiction.

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