Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Bristol Live & Let Live meetings for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alcoholics and those who have a desire to stop drinking. See AA website for details of meeting times.
Resources: Alcohol and drugs
ARA provides one to one counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member. This service is available for people of all ages living in Bristol and throughout the South West.
ADT Healthcare is a free helpline for people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The service is particularly helpful for family members affected by a loved one’s addiction.
Alcoholics anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcoholism. Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol. National helpline also available.
BAT offers mutual support to anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines etc. they take or to come off these tranquillisers. There is no pressure and clients are encouraged to be in charge of their own withdrawal. Family, friends and carers are also welcome.
With the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs. This is a free and confidential service.
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use, as well as support for their friends and family.
As well as providing mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services in community and criminal justice settings across the South West, BSDAS also provides community specialist substance misuse services across Bristol.
Chandos Addiction Treatment Centre is an all-male treatment facility focused on helping those who are committed to their recovery from addiction.
HAWKS provides a counselling service for individuals who have a drug or alcohol addiction in Hartcliffe.
Hawkspring offers a unique ‘whole family’ approach to drug and alcohol support services. They offer a range of services for individuals aged 18+ who are misusing drugs and/or alcohol.
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. There are no fees and they offer a helpline, meetings, literature, committees and development services.
National drugs helpline offering friendly, confidential drugs advice. Includes information about drugs, what to do if you are feeling pressured to take drugs, what to do if you are worried about a friend, and other topics.
A BME service specialising in culturally appropriate programmes for mental health, (re)offending behaviour and problematic substance abuse, Nilaari offers therapies and programmes tailored to individuals based in inner city Bristol.
Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.
This US based website raises awareness on the impact smoking has on mental health. Information on why to quit, how to quit and resources to help you quit.
Smart Recovery is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances as well as compulsive behaviours.
The Junction Project is an accommodation-based drug and alcohol service, accredited and funded by Bristol City Council. We provide good quality housing combined with individual support to men and women whose lives have been directly affected by alcohol or substance misuse. Service-user involvement plays a significant part in both the philosophy and direction of our services; all support planning is devised in conjunction with service users.
Southmead Project provides free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Based in Montpelier and specialising in alcohol addiction recovery, The Swan Project offers a range of low-cost counselling and therapeutic services which aim to empower the personal recovery and growth of anyone committed to reducing their drinking.
Located in Weston-Super-Mare, Western Counselling offers a structured, abstinence-based, 12 step residential treatment program. Services include alcohol detox, drug detox, rehabilitation and aftercare.
WIAS offer services including ‘drop-in’ sessions, helplines, women’s groups as well as 1:1 counselling. They are a non-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.