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 a part of their lives. Alateen meetings are specifically for those age 12-17 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. A free helpline is also available.
Resources: Alcohol & Drugs
Alcoholics Anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcohol addiction. Meetings are open to people in any stage of recovery.
Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol and the surrounding areas, face-to-face and online. National helpline also available.
Bristol and District Tranquilliser Project (BTP) offer support to anyone who is taking, considering taking, or has recently withdrawn from prescribed psychotropic medications.
BTP have a range of resources on their website and offer direct support by telephone.
Bristol Drugs Project provide free and confidential support to people who are looking for help with their own alcohol and drug use, and the people who care for and about them. Services include support groups, drop-ins, harm reduction, and a dedicated helpline. Specific and targeted support is available for children and young people, students, older people, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. A specific service is available for recent drug and alcohol-related bereavements.
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) is Bristol’s service for people seeking help with drug or alcohol problems. The service operates three community recovery hubs in North, Central, and South Bristol, as well as a range of treatment options.
Cocaine Anonymous West Country welcomes anyone with a drug or alcohol problem, using the twelve-step recovery program to support people to stop using mind-altering substances.
Frank provides honest information and friendly, confidential advice about drugs. The service is accessible through online information, a 24/7 helpline, and webchat, email, and text services.
Hawkspring works to support people who have been negatively affected by drug and/or alcohol abuse. Their holistic approach works to support recovery, and carers, family, and children affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use.
Nacoa provide information, support, and advice for people of all ages affected by a parent’s drinking. Support is provided online and through a free helpline.
Narcotics Anonymous is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life. Support is offered through support group meetings and a helpline.
Prism is Bristol’s free LGBT+ alcohol and drug service, operated by BDP. They provide information, advice, and support.
SMART Recovery promote choice in recovery from addiction through a national network of mutual aid support meetings.
The Southmead Project provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction across Bristol and surrounding areas.
The Mix is a free, confidential support service for young people under 25, dealing with a range of issues from mental health to money, drugs to homelessness. Services available include a helpline, webchat, crisis text messenger, and short term counselling.
The Swan Project offer low-cost counselling to adults, primarily those suffering from addiction.