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With You for the Armed Forces Community

We offer free, confidential support to members of the armed forces community who are experiencing issues with drugs and alcohol.

We’ll work with you on your own goals, whether that’s stopping your alcohol or drug use or just cutting down.

We can help you with a range of other issues, such as mental health and housing, by partnering with other veterans’ networks to provide wraparound support.

We’re also here to support friends and family members who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use.

Over time alcohol started to control me, but now I control alcohol"

Read Tony's story

We understand the challenges you face

We understand the experiences, difficulties and barriers some people face when leaving the military and transitioning into civilian life.

We have at least one Armed Forces Lead in each of our services across England. They can support you with any concerns you have about your alcohol or drug use.

We also work in partnership with other veterans’ services to make sure our staff are trained and guided to offer the best possible support for people who are serving or veterans.

“You are trained to be fierce, strong and brave but, for me, being brave was making that first phone call”

Read Allison’s story

Are you eligible for support?

With You can offer you specialist support as a member of the armed forces community if:

  • you’re worried about your own alcohol or drug use or someone else's
  • you have served more than one day in any of the armed forces, including the Territorial Army and all reserve forces (or someone in your family has)
  • you’re aged 10 or over

Different ways we can support you

We offer free, confidential support both in our local services and online. You can:

1. Talk to us online

Talk confidentially to a member of our dedicated armed forces team on our webchat every Tuesday from 2 – 4pm.

As well as supporting you with drugs or alcohol, they can help you to access support with housing, mental health, jobs, money advice and more.

Just click on the blue button in the bottom right corner of this page to join.

Our wider webchat team are all experienced drug and alcohol workers and most are trained to support people who are serving or are veterans.

You can talk to someone:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm

Start a conversation now

2. Get in touch with one of our local services

Get in touch with our free, confidential services and talk to one of our veterans' leads

They will talk to you about what help you need now, and what plans you want to make for the future.

These plans are based on what you want to do at a pace that suits you. You won’t be made to do anything that you’re not ready for.

Find a drug and alcohol service near you

Find out what it’s like visiting a drug and alcohol service.

3. Join our online support group

We run a national online group for veterans and affected family members every Thursday from 11am – midday.

It’s a chance for you to share your experiences with others who understand what you’re going through.

If you’d like to attend this meeting, email us at armedforces@wearewithyou.org.uk.

Any questions?

If you'd like to more about how we can support you, or you have any questions, please email us at armedforces@wearewithyou.org.uk.

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