UK Drug Workers Forum



     ADFAM is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work. They provide a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice and operate an online message board and database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation. Adfam also runs direct support services at London prisons for families of inmates that need to talk about prison and drugs. A list of our publications and resources is available online.


Trust The Process TTP Councelling - the addiction recovery specialists.  "Like a tree living in poor soil, active addiction can lead to even the strongest wilting and withering away. TTP aims to take those that are struggling, replant them in fertile soil and nurture them to full health." Tom Kirkwood, co-owner of TTP Counselling.


    The Federation is a national membership organisation and registered charity representing the needs of communities and professionals from the Substance Misuse, Criminal Justice, Mental Health and related sectors. We offer a particular expertise in issues pertaining to the well being of BME communities and professionals. We are also committed to addressing wider workforce development issues and enhancing the appropriateness of services offered to the whole community within the context of a generic diversity.


    Exchange Supplies - Comprehensive free online information on drugs, harm reduction, needle exchange, safer injecting, drug treatment, the products/paraphernalia we supply to needle exchanges (syringe-id, citric acid, vitC, stericups, sterifilt and water ampoules) and our National Conference on Injecting Drug Use and National Drug Treatment Conference.

     Shared Responsibility - The Columbian Government's initiative aimed at promoting dialogue between cocaine producer and consumer countries.


    Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board - This website is for everyone who has been affected by crime and for those who are interested in justice. Our over-riding aim is to improve public confidence in the Lincolnshire Criminal Justice System. Address: Head Office, 7 Lindum Terrace, Lincoln LN2 5RP


   The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) is a professional body for practitioners working with people with substance use


   Home Office - The Home Secretary has lead responsibility for driving forward delivery of the Drug Strategy and chairs the cross-Government Cabinet Ministerial SubCommittee on Drugs Policy. In the Tackling Drugs section of this site you will find information about national drug strategy together with useful links, in particular to the national drug strategy website and to the public drugs information website.


Russell Webster - The main purpose of this website is to signpost UK resources on substance misuse and crime on the Internet. All of these resources have been actively used by Russell in the course of his work as a consultant specialising in this area since 1986. The site is up-dated regularly and visitors are invited to contribute examples of useful websites and downloadable publications.


Profile of the Neath Port Talbot Arrest Referral Scheme


A cross-government website to support the National Drug Strategy and the work of Drug Action Teams. It contains information for DATs and interested individuals to find out about the Government's Drug Strategy.


The Freshfield Service is committed to people of all ages, who have concerns about their own or someone else's drug use. We work within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


DrugScope is the UK's leading drugs charity and centre of expertise on


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) works with and for the voluntary sector in England by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy-makers.


Drug Misuse and Dependence: Guidelines on Clinical Management


Addaction is a leading UK charity working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.


European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - The mission of the EMCDDA is to provide the Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable information at European level concerning drugs and drug addiction and their consequences.


Daily Dose is a treasure trove of substance misuse articles gathered from the World Wide Web and includes such sources as:- Government, Education, Medicine, Press, Science, Organisations & Agencies, Law, and Research etc.


Matrix MHA provides research and consultancy services to public sector clients. We specialise in providing independent, evidence-based solutions which form the cutting edge of the policy making agenda. We are committed to improving the way in which public services are delivered. Our current work involves clients in health and social care, drugs, crime and regeneration. Our multi-disciplinary team of 50 in-house staff comprises a strong base of consultants, researchers and analysts with extensive skills and experience. We also established a large number of strategic partnerships with leading academic departments.


National Young People's Substance Misuse Treatment Forum - The NYPSMTF is a membership forum with aims to actively promote and support the provision of high quality, dedicated, comprehensive specialist treatment services to young people as a key part of the UK drugs strategy.



Theseus Systems for Drug Treatment – The Theseus family of systems is a range of browser based caseload management applications that support organisations & teams in the drug and alcohol treatment field. Theseus products are sophisticated software tools that enable drug treatment programmes to streamline their operations and to effectively and efficiently manage caseloads.

Homeless Link is the national membership organisation for frontline homelessness agencies in England. Our mission is to be a catalyst that will help to bring an end to homelessness.  Our members are frontline homelessness agencies, statutory organisations and individuals interested in homelessness or who work or research within the homelessness sector.


The Alliance is a user led organisation which provides advocacy, training and helpline services to those currently in drug treatment, those who have accessed drug treatment in the past and those who may access drug treatment in the future.  The Alliance actively promotes the participation and involvement of drug users in its work. Service users and professionals work together as equals in a unique initiative to give drug users a real voice.

Drug & Alcohol Findings, supporting evidence-based responses to substance misuse .


home    Transform Drug Policy Foundation exists to promote sustainable health and wellbeing by bringing about a just, effective and humane system to regulate and control drugs at local, national and international levels.


Action on Addiction  -  We take action to disarm addiction. We do this through research, treatment, family support, education and training.   Our vision is people free from addiction.

Action on Addiction, Clouds and the Chemical Dependency Centre merged in 2007 to form a new organisation called Action on Addiction.


       The Regional Homelessness Network

HAYH is a network of housing and homelessness services operating across Yorkshire & Humberside. The HAYH website is the premier site for information on housing and homelessness issues in the region. From the site you can find out about everything from vacancies, upcoming events & training to consultations & campaigns.  You can post items on the HAYH website free of charge.


Simple Insights with Tough Audiences  - A blog to chat about insights aimed at working class and hard to reach audiences. In terms of understanding how they live their lives and what this means for marketing and communications.


Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group    ‘Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS) aims to provide a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purpose of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release.’


Inquest logo    INQUEST is a charity that provides a free advice service to bereaved people on contentious deaths and their investigation with a particular focus on deaths in custody.  Casework also informs our research, parliamentary, campaigning and policy work.


Shelter   The Housing and Homelessness Charity

Different sectors of Shelter work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for people in housing need.


Centre for Supervision Training

The Centre offers a SUPERVISION TRAINING PROGRAMME for Clinical Psychologists, Prison Staff, Ministry of Defence, NHS and all Helping Professions including Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, the Care Sector, the Mental Health Sector, and Social Services.


    DDN is a free magazine and website for the substance misuse field. is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.