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Managing an addiction can have a big impact on your life. It can affect your mental health, physical health, relationships, work and everyday life. However, addiction is treatable and whatever you are addicted to, there are lots of ways you can seek help.

There's help available whatever you're addicted to

Addiction can come in many different forms such drug, nicotine or alcohol dependency, gambling, shopping, internet or even work. It’s possible to be addicted to just about anything. If you have an addiction, you’re not alone, around 1 in 3 people are addicted to something.

NHS Northern Gambling Service

Specialist therapy and recovery for people affected by gambling as well as those with mental health problems and suicidal feelings.

Big Deal

Gambling advice, information and support for young people.

Change Grow Live

Advice, information and signposting for drug and alcohol treatment.


Honest information, help and advice about drugs and signposting to local services.


A 24/7 gambling helpline, live chat and online forum providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their problems around gambling and help others to do the same.

GM Health Hub

Support and services to help you cut down on your drinking.

GM Health Hub

Support and advice to help people quit smoking.

Narcotics Anonymous

Meetings and helpline for people who are struggling with drug abuse.

We are with you

Online help and advice for people worried about drug or alcohol use.


A national charity tackling the effects of alcohol, drug use or gambling on family members and friends.


Support for families, friends and partners affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use.

The Counselling & Family Centre

Affected by Addiction Group - weekly drop-in Zoom sessions for people who are concerned about a loved one's addiction, hosted by counsellor Jim Sales

Gambling with Lives

Support for families who have been bereaved by gambling related suicides.

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