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
0800 9177 650


Narcotics Anonymous
0300 999 1212


Gamblers Anonymous
0330 094 0322


Debtors Anonymous
0207 1177 533


Co-Dependents Anonymous


Sex Addicts Anonymous
07748 168 164 / 07585 091 502


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous


Overeaters Anonymous
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.


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:


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’