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Here you will find all the help resources, tools, apps and methods I can find for just about everything related to helping people with addictive behaviour.

Action For Change  Action for Change provides services that help people to have healthier lives. The particular focus of the charity’s work is in providing advice, information and support around the impact of alcohol, drugs, smoking and other similar health and social issues which can have an impact on an individual or a family. They can help with alcohol problems and provide MECC & IBA training. Tel 0300 111 2470  Twitter

Action For Change Leaf – Your Discreet Drink Tracker App : Want to have more control over what you drink on a night out? Leaf, created by Action for Change, lets you simply track your drinks and subtly makes you aware if you go over your personal target. Timely and helpful hints let you control what you drink on a night out.

Action For Change Leaf Drink Tracker App
Action For Change Leaf Drink Tracker App

SMART Recovery UK  Helps people recover from addictive behaviour and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. Their approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods and they run a network of self help meetings and also partner with care professionals. Facebook
Smart Recovery Relapse Prevention Tools and Tips
Smart Recovery Community Forums :

Smart Recovery Addiction Articles and Essays: A ton of downloadable/printable PDF’s focussed on various recovery themes, Self Acceptance, Stages of Change, Rational Thinking and loads more. There’s also a sub/Reddit for Smart Recovery. And a PDF info sheet for newcomers to SMART called ‘Start at SMART’

Samaritans People talk to us any-time they like, in their own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to them. They do not have to be suicidal.
Eastbourne Samaritans 01323 – 735555 [24 hours]

In The Rooms, A Global Recovery Community : The worlds largest Recovery Social Network. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, we welcome you, and will connect you with other people who share YOUR addiction, in YOUR local area, and all across the world. Also on Facebook and have apps for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

In The Rooms Recovery Social Network
In The Rooms Recovery Social Network

Alcoholics Anonymous Resources

AA Big Book online

Alcoholics Anonymous GB Alcoholics Anonymous 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. National Helpline 0800 9177 650

The AA Big Book Online
12 Step Org Big Book First published in 1939 and subtitled The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism, the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) ‘Big Book’, as it is commonly called, is the first text written about the experiences of the founders of the A.A. movement.

12 Steps in Audio & Video formats
4th Step Study Guide: A Searching Fearless Moral Inventory

Audio, Apps & Downloads

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Listen online to the complete audio and text of the original book “Alcoholics Anonymous” written in 1939. MP3 Downloads

Joe and Charlie Big Book study – Recorded in 1998
Android/ iOS App 12 Steps AA Companion – Alcoholics Anonymous
Android Apps on Google Play for AA Big Book
Big Book Study Guide PDF Download

Useful Reading, Resources & Tools

15 Tools To Keep You Alcohol Free :  if you’re trying to quit drinking alcohol altogether, check out these 15 websites and mobile apps that can help you meet your sobriety goals.

NHS Choices Alcohol Support

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker : The AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker app (for Android devices natch!) combines individual data with powerful visualization technology to graph and monitor your alcohol consumption. This customizable app records recovery goals, charts your progress and features a blood alcohol concentration calculator.

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker app for Android

Sober Lifestyle Resources : Pinterest board full of useful resources and inspiration for people wanting/living/trying to live a sober and balanced lifestyle.

The Fix : The Fix is an online magazine and resource center for individuals in recovery, as well as people who want to learn more about alcohol and its abuse.

Saying When App (iOS) If you want to take charge of how much you drink, or when you drink, Saying When is a successful program that provides step-by-step directions that can help. You could be interested in quitting drinking or just cutting down and the simple action of tracking your drinking and your urges to drink can help you get it under control.

7 Reasons To Come Out Of the Addiction Closet (The Adventures of a Sober Senorita) Below is a list of seven reasons why you may want to break your anonymity and come out of the addiction closet.

The 19 Best Alcoholism iPhone & Android Apps ( Whether you’re trying to remain sober, cut back, or just get a handle on how much you drink each day, these mobile apps can help. We’ve rounded up 19 of the best apps that will motivate and hold you accountable when you decide it’s time to quit for good.

Alcohol Support Services (Drinkaware) UK. If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available. Useful UK links are listed here.

Drinkaware App (for iOS and Android) : Want to change the way you drink? Get the app from Drinkaware; track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking in 2017!

Drinkaware app
The Drinkaware App

CBT and Psychology Resources

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)  Self Help & Therapist Resources Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems.  This website offers CBT self-help information, resources and including therapy worksheets, worksheets & handouts.

Psychology Tools PsychologyTools develops free materials for mental health professionals and patients. It aims to enhance everyone’s toolboxes with great worksheets, handouts, and information sheets.


Health In Mind Positive mental health and wellbeing are key to us being able to live our lives to the full. Access to information and resources can help us develop our strengths and resilience to deal with problems as they arise and finding our own ways forward, rather than having to seek professional help.

Coping With Addiction Dr. Horvath’s first self-help article was “Coping with Addiction” (1989). This 16 page article was revised and expanded in 1994 (The Addictive Behavior Workbook), and again in 1996 (The Addictive Behavior Change Workbook). These two workbooks have been replaced by Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions.  The 1st edition was published in 1999.  “Coping with Addiction” has been reprinted widely, and remains available here and on other websites.

Breaking The Cycles Research, information and personal experience on Drug alcohol abuse, addiction, alcoholism, dual diagnosis, underage drinking, help for families, prevention, treatment, recovery and the neuroscience of the brain disease and brain health.