Support Groups

Struggling with addiction? Help and support is available.

Many people who are dependent on alcohol find it useful to attend support groups. A multitude of organisations have been setup with the sole purpose of providing information and support to those affected by alcohol abuse.

Support groups can be an essential as they can help people in recovery avoid relapses, deal with the challenges of getting sober, and provide support to family members and friends.

Please see below for more information on such support groups.


General Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, are solely concerned with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics. The AA offers group sessions, and what is often termed as a sober support network. They follow the concept that an alcoholic who no longer drinks can reach out to an uncontrolled drinker by passing along the story of their own path to sobriety with the help of AA. Visit Alcoholics Anonymous for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, is made up of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other to stay clean. NA do not concern themselves with an individuals past experiences; rather they focus on how them can help people overcome their addictions.

Narcotics Anonymous provide support meetings in London and across the UK for those who are recovering from addiction. Visit Narcotics Anonymous for more information.

UK SMART Recovery (UKSR)

UK SMART Recovery, or UKSR, is a registered charity that provides easy to learn and self-empowering skills which enables participants to abstain from addictive behaviour. UKSR encourages those affected by addiction to develop a positive lifestyle which supports sustained recovery. Visit UK Smart Recovery for more information.


Family & Friends Support Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al‑Anon gives support to those whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Families and friends of alcoholics who have yet to either admit the existence of a drinking problem, or those who now seek help, can bring positive changes to those who require it most.

Al-Anon helps family and friends gain a greater understanding of how to help loved ones face their addiction. Visit Al-Anon Family Groups for more information.


Alateen is part of Al-Anon Family Groups which supports young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen gives teenagers the chance to meet other teens who are in similar situations.

Alateen enables teenagers to find support and become more comfortable reaching out for help. Visit Alateen for more information.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a self-help organisation that aims to help family members and friends affected by another addiction problem. Even if there is only a suspicion of a problem, those who are concerned about their friend or a member of their family are encouraged to attend the meetings. By attending meetings, individuals learn to adopt an honest approach towards the addict. Visit Families Anonymous for more information.