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Alcohol and drug support

If you are worried that you may be drinking too much alcohol, you can check your intake, start a drink diary and get tips on reducing your drink levels. Visit

If you are taking any illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin find out how these drugs are affecting your body and what help you can get to stop taking them. Visit

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Get information and support by phone


FRANK  is a friendly, confidential drugs advice service.
Helpline: 0300 123 6600
or visit:

Aerosols and solvents

If you misuse gasses, aerosols or solvents, or if someone you know misuses them, Community for Recovery can help.
Helpline: 01785 810762
or visit:

Local support

If you would like to take the first steps towards drinking or smoking less and need a little support, try the OneSmallStep healthier lifestyle service

Together Drug & Alcohol Service offers support to people over 18 who want to address their drug and alcohol use. or call 0800 233 5444.

Y-Smart provides targeted prevention and treatment services for young people under 18 across Devon. Go to or call 0800 121 4751 for more information.

Chapter 1 is a national organisation which provides drug and alcohol services in Devon. Find out more at

Freedom Community Alliance run the Freedom Day Centre in Barnstaple.

The Open Door Centre in Exmouth offers a number of services to people, including addicts, such as housing and financial advice, low cost food, clothes store, showering and laundry facilities, and a community cafe.

Honiton Community Action Trust provides local mentoring and support for those living with alcohol or drug addiction. For more information go to

Talking to someone can help with an addiction issue. If you would like to speak to a counsellor, The Counselling Directory lists professionals who provide talking therapy services in Devon.


If you are having trouble with your drinking or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings throughout Devon. Find out where at or phone 0800 9177 650

Drink Wise Age Well, Devon aims to help people over 50 create a sensible relationship with alcohol. Find out more at


Narcotics Anonymous hold meetings in Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Ilfracombe. Find out more at Narcotics Anonymous or phone their helpline on 0300 999 1212.

National support

These organisations provide support nationally:

Support for families

Some organisations offer support for the families and children of people with drug and alcohol problems.

Al-Anon provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. You can find your nearest meeting at or phone 020 7403 0888.

Famanon organises meetings in both Exeter and Barnstaple. Find out more at  or phone their helpline on 0845 1200 660.

Alateen supports young people aged 12 – 17. You can find out more at or for information about local meetings phone 020 7593 2070.

Together Drug & Alcohol Service offers support to people over 18 who want to address their drug and alcohol use. or call 0800 233 5444.

NACOA is the National Association for Children of Alcoholics provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.
Helpline: 0800 358 3456

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs or alcohol.

Online support

You may prefer to get information and advice online.

FRANK for friendly, confidential drugs advice and online chat.

TheSite has non-judgmental facts and advice about drink and drugs.

Solve It deals with help and advice about solvent abuse.

OneSmallStep take the first steps towards drinking less

Find services, groups and clubs in Devon on the Pinpoint website

Go to Pinpoint

Find advice on how to stay healthy and well on the OneSmallStep website

Go to OneSmallStep