Drugs and Alcohol

Action on Addiction

Funded by Essex County Council, they offer abstinence-based therapeutic support to people who live anywhere in the county.

Telephone: 01376 349237 

Website: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/essex

Email: crbraintree@actiononaddiction.org.uk

Essex Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC)

Essex ARC provide support, advice and information around alcohol use. Whether you want to reduce the amount you drink, or how often you drink, or abstain completely. They provide a range of support that is designed around your personal needs and aspirations. Essex ARC offer support on a one to one basis, including counselling and group support.

Telephone: 01376 316 126

Website: www.essexarc.org.uk

Email: essex.arc@phoenixfutures.org.uk

Worried About Another's Drinking?

Are you worried about a young person under 25 years old with drug and alcohol problems, think you’re in an unhealthy relationship, worried about your parents’ drinking, or looking for employment or training?

The Children’s Society works with young people and their families in Essex.

Futures in Mind

Futures in Mind is a service designed for people from across Essex who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse. We have peer support groups and befriending services available across the area.

Telephone: 01376 316126

Website: www.futuresinmind.org.uk

Email: fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com


Al-Anon is a members’ fellowship dedicated to helping anyone who has been affected by their relationship with an alcoholic. This relationship can be as close as a parent, child or sibling or as remote as a friend or work colleague.

Telephone: 0800 0086 811 

One You Days Off - Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Serenity Health Group

Private Drug & Alcohol Detox at Home Essex

is addiction threatening and distracting your way of life? Is it creating problems at home, at work place? If you are ready to struggle with your addiction and need a professional help and assistance, then the Step Essex Home Detox programme is suitable for you as it will provide you with support and help which you need to beat the addiction of alcohol or drugs.

Telephone: 0800 1182892

Website: www.rehabclinic.org.uk

Addiction Advocates

We offer a community-led referral and advisory service for people seeking help for addiction and mental health.

Telephone: 0800 012 6088

Website: www.addictionadvocates.com

Email: info@addictionadvocates.com

Open Road

Open Road is a registered charity that provides support for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol across Essex.

Telephone: 01206 369 782 / 08444991323

Website: www.openroad.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Team North East Essex (NEEDAS)

A joint health and social care team that provides assessment, detoxification, care planning, residential referrals and day programmes, as well as information, advice, counselling and support for those with drug and/or alcohol or other substance misuse problems.

Telephone: 01206 287250

Website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Outside the Wire

A bespoke drug and alcohol service offering confidential advice and support to current and ex HM Forces personnel and their families, across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. They offer confidential and tailored support for PTSD, mental ill health, substance misuse and domestic abuse.

Telephone: 01603 626123 

Website: www.matthewproject.org/outsidethewire

Email: outsidethewire@matthewproject.org

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110