HIVE Directory: Addiction Support

Al Anon

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or has died.

United Kingdom
0800 0086 811

Alcoholics Anonymous

A Helping Hand

If you need help with a drinking problem either phone our national helpline FREE on 0800 9177650, contact us by email:, or talk to us using live chat. You can also find you local helpline telephone number by using the Find a Meeing Tool.

0800 9177 650

ARC Project

A refreshing, new approach to rehabilitation was desperately needed so in 2006 we launched ARC – A new kind of UK rehab for alcohol and drugs.

United Kingdom
02392 37 87 26

Drug and alcohol support service (DASS)

"A free and confidential service for young people up to the age of 25"

What we offer
Face-to-face meetings for young people

A worker from DASS can meet a young person in a variety of places such as their home, school, family hub, youth club or even a coffee shop.

We also run confidential drop-in sessions at the DASS building (55 Kingston Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO2 7DP). These are on Monday and Tuesday evenings between 5.30-8pm

Drop-in sessions for parents

The service also offers confidential, supportive drop-in sessions for Portsmouth parents who have concerns or questions. This can be around their child’s substance use, or potential use of drugs or alcohol. These run from DASS building every 3rd Monday of the month between 1pm-3pm.

Training for professionals and schools

DASS provides training to organisations and staff who work with young people to offer substance misuse support. If you are part of a team and would like to arrange for one of our trainers to deliver at your place of work, please reach out for more information:

We also offer Drug and Alcohol Awareness training twice a year. You can book on this through learning support team – if you don’t have access to this you can contact us directly at

You can learn more about our support for professionals here.

A confidential service
The service is confidential in line with safeguarding policies. This means the worker would only discuss the young person with others if there was a risk of serious harm, and they would normally discuss this with the young person first if possible.

DASS encourages parent involvement, but only where a young person is comfortable with this – it’s not a requirement to access support.

023 9288 2593


GamCare offers a range of options for people struggling with the impact of gambling on their lives – both gamblers and their loved ones. We can help you:

Over the phone
Our treatment is free, flexible and confidential. It is available for adults affected by gambling across England, Scotland and Wales.

We can also provide dedicated support for young people under 18 across the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland.

What you can expect from GamCare services

We will give you a safe, confidential space to talk about how gambling affects you. We will work with you to find ways to help you take control of your life, move forward and feel better.

Our practitioners will tailor the support they offer to your specific needs and your goals. You may work one to one or take part in group sessions.

GamCare practitioners can help you understand your relationship with gambling. They will also help you develop strategies to deal with difficult situations in ways which don’t rely on gambling.

0800 644 6668

Portsmouth Recovery (Society of St James)

The Portsmouth Recovery Hub is a one-stop confidential drug and alcohol treatment service available to anyone who lives in Portsmouth concerned about their own or a loved one’s drug and/or alcohol use. We have decades of experience and skill and are ready to help you as soon as you are ready yourself. We understand that sometimes the first step can feel the hardest.

Our supportive staff team are non-judgemental and helps connect you with a whole range of services that can help. This includes access to help from a Doctor or Nurse, one to one support, groups, a community day rehab program, counselling, complementary therapies, detoxification, fun and social activities and education/volunteering opportunities.

44-46 Elm Grove
United Kingdom
02392 294573


Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. We offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling. Our helpline advisors are committed to helping you in your quest to locate effective treatments for addiction.

Rehab 4 Addiction – free helpline for those in need of help for mental health and free drug and alcohol rehabiliation. Find out how Rehab 4 Addiction may support a loved-one or yourself with alcohol and drug dependency issues. Telephone: 080 014 04690

0800 140 4690

Society of St James Rough Sleeping Hub

The Rough Sleeping Hub provides help for people who are street
homeless, or at risk of becoming street homeless.

Walk-in service

Kingsway House, 130 Elm Grove
United Kingdom
023 9288 2689

Two Saints Hope House

Hope House, provided by Two Saints, offers accommodation and support services to homeless people.
Referrals are from Portsmouth City Council Housing Needs and Advice service

Milton Road
United Kingdom
02392 736544