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Addiction

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This page provides information about addiction, and where you can get advice and support.

Overview of addiction

  • People who suffer from an addiction have an uncontrollable urge and compulsion to use dangerous substances or to engage in harmful activities despite knowing the negative consequences these may have on their lives.
  • Addiction is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, alcohol and smoking, but it's possible to be addicted to just about anything.

Click the drop down boxes below which will navigate you to support, or view a full list of addiction support services

Help with alcohol addiction

Where can I get support?

Go to NHS website to find your nearest alcohol addiction support service

Support for parents and carers:

Iceni

Support for young people:

Turning Point Suffolk - Young People'S Substance Misuse Service (Under 25s)

Help with drug addiction

Where can I get support?

Suffolk Drug & Alcohol Recovery Outreach Service (DAROS) 

  • Call DAROS: 01473 622888.

Norfolk Alcoohol and Drug Behaviour Change Service

  • Call: 01603 514096.

Narcotics Anonymous - Is an anonymous, voluntary organisation. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs used.

  • Helpline: 0300 999 1212

Anglia Care Trust - Offer a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service. 

  • Call 0800 977 5690

Support for young people:

Turning Point Suffolk - Young People'S Substance Misuse Service (Under 25s)

  • Call 0300 123 0872 or Ipswich 01473 220240

Talk to FRANK - Provides support and friendly, confidential advice to young people on drugs and alcohol.

  • Call: 0300 1236600 (24/7 helpline)
  • Text to ask a question: 82111
Help with stopping smoking

Where can I get support?

NHS Stop Smoking Services - Search for your nearest service

Onelife Suffolk

SmokeFree Norfolk

  • Call 0800 0854113

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