These services offer information on addiction and help with addiction:
Action on Addiction is a UK-based service. Its vision is to free people from addiction. It has treatment centres throughout England, including a specialist family service, innovative research programmes, and an expert training centre. Action on Addiction describes itself as “the only charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns."
ASH is a UK-based campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH activities include information and networking (to develop opinion and awareness about the “tobacco epidemic”) and Advocacy and campaigning (to press for policy measures that will reduce the burden of addiction, disease and premature death attributable to tobacco). The ASH website includes advice on how to quit smoking.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a worldwide 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. The primary purpose of AA is to provide support in staying sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Drugaddiction.net is a USA-based guide to information about drugs, focusing on helping people to understand drug addiction and provide help to those who are addicted. It maintains a database of drug rehabilitation services in the United States.
Frank is a UK-based service that provides extensive information about drugs (including their effects, risks, and legal status in the UK) and offers a confidential advice service.
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a worldwide 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 a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. The link above leads to GA’s USA-based website, but there is information there on international meetings (http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/addresses).
Helpguide’s mission is to help people who have mental, emotional and lifestyle challenges by providing ad-free, well-researched, professional information and resources. With knowledge and self-help options, people can understand, prevent, and resolve many of their problems.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit, wordwide fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem and who are now recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.
No Smoking Day is a UK-based charity that supports smokers who want to quit. The charity does this by raising awareness of the Day, which takes place on the second Wednesday in March every year, and by highlighting UK-based sources of help available for quitters.
Quit is a UK-based service whose aims are to reduce unnecessary suffering and death from smoking related diseases, support a smoke-free UK future, and provide practical help, advice and support by trained counsellors to all smokers who want to stop.
Smokefree is a website run by the UK Department of Health to provide advice and information to UK smokers who want to quit.
The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator is a searchable directory of treatment programs that shows the location of facilities in the USA that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.