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Drinkline offers the following services:

  • Information and self-help materials
  • Help to callers worried about their own drinking
  • Support to the family and friends of people who are drinking
  • Advice to callers on where to go for help


Lines open: (Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm, weekends 11 am - 4 pm)

Young People - ‘Branching Out’

Location: Ashton 

Support for young people up to 19 who are at risk from drugs and alcohol abuse. We offer:-

  • A drop in service
  • Advice and information
  • Group work
  • One to one support
  • Support for the parents and carers of substance users
  • Young people affected by the substance of others
  • Training for proffessional working with young people and/or families

Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm - Flexible appointments
Referral Details: By telephone or in person
Access/Facilities:  General amenities

Cost: Free

Age Range:  Young people under 19 - Parents / Carers / Concerned Others

For more information e-mail: or

  • Address:
  • Katherine Cavendish House
  • 224-226 Katherine Street
  • Ashton
  • OL6 7DB

Talk to Frank

Visit the wesbite find out the facts about drugs.   Frank provides a twenty-four hour service offering advice on drugs.

Telephone line open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Live chat on the website (2pm-6pm daily)

sms (text ) 82111

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


Al-Anon Family Groups provide 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. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died. 

We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.

Whatever your relationship to the drinker, whatever your story, Al‑Anon can help.

Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share  their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.

  • Helpline: 020 7403 0888
  • Visit:


Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation, founded in 1967, is an independent and registered charity. Through our services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. The organisation campaigns directly on issues that impact on our clients - it is their experiences that drive the policy work that Release does and why we advocate for evidenced-based drug policies that are founded on principles of public health rather than a criminal justice approach. Release believes in a just and fair society where drug policies should reduce the harms associated with drugs, and where those who use drugs are treated based on principles of human rights, dignity and equality.

Turning Point

Today we are a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. Our tailored personalised care helps achieve positive outcomes by offering choice, creating independence and helping people build a better life. Whether you come to us with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern, a learning disability, or if you are looking for an employment solution, we'll give you the individual support you need. By tailoring our services we can target your personal challenges and support you to get your life back on track. We provide high quality services that focus on each and every individual - investing in the best care, for the people that need it most.

Narcotics Anonymous

N.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that THEY WORK.There are no strings attached to N.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, we have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.
  • Telephone: 0300 999 1212 (10am - midnight)
  • Email:
  • Visit:


For families and for professionals. Adfam was founded in 1984 by the parent of a heroin addict who could not find the support needed. This is the pattern in which many support groups have been founded. Over the past 30 years, and with the help of a generous grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation in 2009, Adfam has evolved from a small support group into an established charity with national status and recognition. We are now the national organisation working to improve support for families affected by drug and alcohol use. You can find more details of our current and past projects in the projects section of this site.

For support with substance misuse within Tameside, please click here for more information.

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