Support resources

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NA is not affiliated with any other organisations (including religious or government organisations) and has no opinion on any outside issues.

NA’s primary approach to recovery is its belief in the therapeutic value of one addict helping another. Members take part in NA meetings by talking about their experiences and recovery from drug addiction. The NA programme is one of complete abstinence from all drugs, including alcohol.

The following additional resources may be of interest to those seeking further information, particularly families or friends in need of support.

Directory of non-affiliate resources

A registered charity in Northern Ireland offering a range of services including counselling and support for families.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking or addiction, regardless of whether that person is still in active addiction or not.

ASCERT is a charity that has been providing services across Northern Ireland that have been reducing alcohol and drug related harm in our communities for 21 years. We are committed to ensuring individuals, families and communities are supported in the most effective way to deal with the challenges they face.

Are you affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug use? Are you aware that you can get help and support in your own right regardless of whether the person you care about is ready to change or not?

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.

Mental Health Support for under 18’s.

Information on Mental Health, Drugs, Alcohol

You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. We’re here to listen, no judgement, no pressure, and help you work through what’s on your mind. We’ll never tell you what to do.

Help and advice for concerned friends and families. Drugs A-Z directory. How to deal with an emergency.

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