Drugs and alcohol

  • Drinkaware

    Digital tools to help you assess, track and set goals to reduce your drinking.

    Drinkaware tools

  • Drinkline

    If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

    0300 123 1110

  • Talk to Frank

    If you have a problem with drugs, you can Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

    0300 123 6600


    Talk to Frank


  • NHS Drink Free Days

    Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze as well as better understanding the risks.

    Google Play Store
    Download NHS Drink Free Days on the Google Play Store

    Apple App Store
    Download NHS Drink Free Days on the Apple App Store

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 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.

    0800 9177 650

    Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain


  • Zion Centre – Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS)

    This local advice, support and treatment centre is in Hulme. It is the local centre for anyone who wants help with alcohol (however much you drink – from advice about healthy drinking to full treatment for alcohol dependence). It is the centre for help with any drug misuse (misuse of prescription drugs, illicit drug use, etc).

    0161 226 5526


  • JNR8 Youth & Community Centre, Whalley Range

    One-to-one support and mentoring, cooking workshops for healthy eating and other youth projects for people aged 11–18 years. Support for whatever issues you may have, including relationships, homelessness, drugs and alcohol and behaviour. Our work has also included work in areas such as homework, confidence building, and dealing with anger issues.


  • Recovery Academy

    The Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources for people with mental health and substance misuse problems, their families and carers as well as health care professionals.


  • Back on Track

    A Manchester charity that runs a learning centre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health.


  • Al-Anon

    Al-Anon is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon is about helping you to find solace with and support from others who have been affected by their relationship with a drinker. A local group meets every Thursday evening in off Princess Parkway.

    0800 0086 811


  • Further information

    For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit  NHS – Drinking and Alcohol

    Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit  NHS – The Effects of Drugs