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SIMON LEIGH MSc, FDAP Accredited, UKRCP Reg. Addiction Counsellor
 
 

Useful Links

12 Step Self Help Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with alcohol
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with drugs
www.ukna.org

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with cocaine and/or crack
www.cauk.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with gambling and risk taking
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with food (including Anorexia, Bulimia, Overeating and Binge Eating)
www.oagb.org.uk

Workaholics Anonymous (WA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a destructive problem with over working
www.workaholics-anonymous.org

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

For anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a problem with sex and addictive relationships
www.slaafws.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SAA)

Sexaholics Anonymous differs from other sex fellowships as it has a clear definition of abstinence
www.sauk.org

Debtors Anonymous

For people who suffer from compulsive debting
www.debtorsanonymous.org.uk

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa)

For anyone who is having difficulty in maintaining healthy and nurturing relationships with themselves and others.
www.coda-uk.org

12 Step Self Help Groups for Family Members

Al-Anon

For family members and friends of people suffering from alcoholism
www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Al-Ateen

For teenage family members and friends suffering from alcoholics
www.al-anonuk.org.uk/public/faqs-alateen

Families Anonymous (FA)

For family members and friends of suffering addicts
www.famanon.org.uk

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa)

For anyone who is having difficulty in maintaining healthy and nurturing relationships with themselves and others.
www.coda-uk.org

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

For adults who grew up in a dysfunctional household with one or more alcoholic parents which is consequently affecting their thought and behavioural patterns today.
www.adultchildren.org

iPhone Apps

iPromises

iPromises is an iPhone recovery app with trigger alerts, a visual journal and a directory of phone numbers to find local meetings. You can also add friends, track your progress and challenges, monitor your moods and get daily positive messages one day at a time.
www.ipromises.org

Other Self Help Organizations

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

For survivors of loved ones and friends who have committed suicide
www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

A charity set up to help people through the grieving process of losing a friend or loved one
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Relate

Offering help and advice for people with relationship problems
www.relate.org.uk

The National Association of Children of Alcoholics

A registered charity set up to address the problems of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or similar addictive problems.
www.nacoa.org.uk

Drugs Education / Drugs Awareness

www.drugs-education.co.uk

Recommended Books

All available from www.amazon.co.uk

Fat is a Family Affair by Judi Hollis

Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book)

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes

In the Shadows of the Net by Patrick Carnes

Narcotics Anonymous (Basic Text)

Facing Codependence by Pia Melody

Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Understanding the Twelve Steps by Terence Gorski

Staying Sober by Terence Gorski

How to Get Out of Debt by Jerrold Mundis

The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz

Cocaine Anonymous: It Works How & Why

Living in the Comfort Zone by Rokelle Lerner

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Melody