The Big Cold Turkey Programme Support Links

If you’d like specific support for your addictions and bad habits, you may find one of the following links useful. Support ranges from smoking, drink and drug related addictions to Internet, gambling, spending and food related addictions.

Talk to Frank

An A-Z of substance abuse. The website explains everything from drugs and their effects to health risks and UK laws. Friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Addiction Search

A site dedicated to providing everyday people and health professionals with up to date, research-based information on drug and alcohol addiction. It also includes helpful links to other addictions such as substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders, compulsive sexual behaviour and internet overuse. It's a bit American, but once you get past that, it's pretty useful.

Addiction Recovery Foundation

This is the website that accompanies the widely-read Addiction Today magazine. It has really useful information and advice for people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as a confidential support line.


Action for Smoking and Health are a public campaigning health charity that work to eliminate the harm that is caused by tobacco. The website has loads of facts and stats about the consequences of smoking and the benefits of different techniques of giving up.

Debtors Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience and stories in a hope of solving people's problems with compulsive debting. Whether it is shopping or socialising that is running you into the red, this site clearly lays out all of the spend-a-holic concerns and offers helpful advice and links.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem of alcohol addiction and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees and their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Allen Carr

This is the homepage for the famous Allen Carr and his 'Easyway' to stop smoking. The site tells his story, his achievements and explains his mission to 'help you become a happy non-smoker'. He also has a book that is a global best seller, having helped millions of people to kick their habit quickly and completely pain free. You can buy the course and his book online through this site, as well as there being links to local clinics and services.


This is the NHS’ stop-smoking site. It is very well informed, has interesting points of view, looks at the effects of smoking on every life-stage and is incredibly easy to navigate. It also offers access to Stop Smoking groups and One-to-One professional help. Altogether a highly recommended place to visit.


This site deals with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping food etc. It is clearly laid out and gives information on getting advice, statistics and personal stories. It also has a bookstore featured with relevant titles to the key issues. Simple and informative.


For many sufferers, the compulsion to go online, for online relationships, gambling, trading and auctions takes precedence over working and home relationships in the real world. A recent online survey in the USA revealed that over 30% of the 17,251 respondents used the internet to escape from negative feelings. This site offers recovery solutions through online and telephone counselling services as well as private visits. You can also buy books and tapes to help you get ‘web sober’.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a non-profit, global fellowship/society of people for whom drugs have become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay clean and are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem now, and how to help.

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