Addiction Recovery and Support Resources

12-Step Fellowships

For therapy to be successful, it needs to be undertaken alongside a 12-step programme. That means attending regular meetings, where you’ll find fellowship and support as you follow the 12 steps to sobriety.

Each site below contains links to local meetings; if you can’t find one in your area, or meetings are suspended due to Covid restrictions, look for online or virtual meeting options.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
0800 9177 650

 

Narcotics Anonymous
www.ukna.org
0300 999 1212

 

Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
0330 094 0322

 

Debtors Anonymous
www.debtorsanonymous.org.uk
0207 1177 533

 

Co-Dependents Anonymous
www.codauk.org
enquiries@codauk.org

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous
https://saauk.info/en/
07748 168 164 / 07585 091 502

 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
www.foodaddicts.org

 

Overeaters Anonymous
www.oagb.org.uk
07798 587 802

Rehab Referrals

If you need a period of residential care to help with your initial sobriety, we can refer you to an appropriate rehabilitation and treatment centre. Like all therapists in the UK, we receive a commission for each private referral; please ask if you want more information about this.

Workshops

We run regular workshops for clients and supporters on topics such as preparing for rehab, contracting with your sponsor, managing expectations, being a good supporter and more.

If someone, like Amy, is adamant they don’t want to go to rehab, our workshops can create some space for reflection and reasoning with the No, no, no.

More about workshops

Other helpful resources

Helpful books:

Russell Brand – ‘Recovery’ is a great introduction and take on the 12 Step Programme:

Dr Gabor Mate – ‘Realm of the Hungry Ghost’, explains in a gentle and kind way the drive and energy behind any form of addiction:

Bessel Van Der Kolk – ‘The Body Keeps The Score’ Leading on from Dr Gabor Mate, this book leads you in and explains how the body holds trauma / traumatic memories:

Ernest Hemingway – ‘The Old Man and the sea’ is a lovely story to remind ourselves that we are human and we are fallible:

Videos

Dr Gabor Maté’s Life Advice Will Change Your Future

How to Stop Overthinking? | Sadhguru Answers

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

The 5-4-3-2-1 Method: A Grounding Exercise to Manage Anxiety

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“They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said, No, no, no.”

– Amy Winehouse, ‘Rehab’