Addiction – web links

beat  beat is a national charity providing information, help and support for people affected by eating disorders and, in particular, anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

Nacoa  The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity founded to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem.

The Dentists’ Health Support Programme  The Dentists’ Health Support Programme (formerly the Sick Dentists Trust) is a 24 hour confidential help-line for dentists with addiction problems. The co-ordinator of the Dentists Health Support Programme arranges treatment, monitors the progress of

Sick Doctors Trust  Provision of early intervention and treatment for doctors suffering from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

Release Release offers a range of specialist services to professionals and the public concerning drugs and the law. It provides advice to drug users, their families, friends, and statutory and voluntary agencies. Advice is free, professional, non-judgmental

Narcotics Anonymous NA is a non-profit, international, community based organisation for recovering addicts that’s active in over 60 countries. NA members learn from one another how to live drug free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.

British Doctors and Dentists Group The BDDG is a service for recovering alcoholic and drug dependent doctors and dentists, and students.

Medical Council on Alcohol The MCA is an organisation of registered medical practitioners with a view to understanding of alcoholism and its prevention and the treatment and after-care of alcoholics.

GamCare GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem.

Gamblers Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

Alcoholics Anonymous 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.

Alcohol Concern Alcohol Concern acts as the national umbrella body for 500 local agencies tackling alcohol-related harm and offering help to the families and friends of those with alcohol-related problems.

Ex-Sun editor talking on BBC Radio 4  BBC Interview with Ex-Sun editor David Yelland – “in his own words, … a “high achieving alcoholic”. He finally stopped drinking after 24 years, when his wife had become terminally ill, by calling a recovery centre for help”.

Kirby Gregory article on addicted doctors