Where to go for online support
With You is here to support you face to face, over the phone and online, whether you want to stop drinking or using drugs, or just cut down.
There are also plenty of other sources of online support, community and advice that you may find helpful.
Join an online community or support group
These online communities can offer a listening ear, a friendly chat and practical advice, wherever you are.
- SMART Recovery online meetings run five days a week
- Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous offer online meetings
- SoberRecovery.com is a community of more than 168,000 people, with discussion forums for drug and alcohol users, and their friends and family
- StopDrinking on Reddit is a busy online support group for people trying to control or stop their drinking
- HealthUnlocked has free, moderated support communities for people with anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions
- MeeTwo is a safe, anonymous and moderated forum that offers a safe space for young people to talk about mental health and other difficult things
Get help and advice online
With You has lots of advice online to help you through difficult times. See our advice on:
You can also find advice and support elsewhere online:
- Drugs and Me: an online harm-reduction guide to safer drug use
- AdFam: advice on managing conflict and having better communication with someone who is drinking or using drugs
- Calm: online relaxation exercises and meditation tools
- Headspace app: free (and pay in app) meditations, exercises and healthy sleep activities
You could also try:
- In a crisis, you can contact the Samaritans by phone or email at any time, day or night
- If you would prefer to text, support is available from SHOUT, the 24/7 UK text service for people in crisis, on 85258
- The Calm Zone offers free and anonymous online support from 5pm to midnight every day
If you could use a one-to-one chat with one of our trained drug and alcohol advisors, try our free and confidential webchat service.