Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Sources of Support

Sources of Support


Here at ASCERT we recognise that people can have a range of complex needs that are contributing to their substance use problems and which will impact on recovery.

Co-existing issues such as mental health, financial problems, relationship issues, housing and homelessness and threat and intimidation can have a profound impact on anyone’s wellbeing and their efforts to engage in and benefit from alcohol and/or drug prevention, intervention, recovery and postvention services.

To follow is a list of a range of other statutory and community/voluntary agencies and bodies who may be able to offer additional support to you alongside the services you can access with ASCERT.

Disclaimer: Although ASCERT will make every effort to keep this list accurate and current, it can accept no liability for inaccurate or out-of-date information contained in these listings. ASCERT merely presents this list to provide its website visitors with suggestions on other agencies/bodies that they may wish to learn more about and/or engage with. Listing of the agency/body on this website does not represent an endorsement by ASCERT. If you represent an agency/body shown and would like your listing amended or removed, or if you represent an agency/body who would like to appear in the listings on this page, please visit the Media Centre section (hyperlinked) of this website and make contact with ASCERT’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator via any of the methods shown.

Immediate Help & Support

Please note ASCERT offices/services are not staffed 24/7. If you are in need of immediate help and support the following organisations offer free, confidential support 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

T: 0808 808 8000
T: 116 123


The Helplines NI database which is managed by the Public Health Agency (PHA) has a list of various telephone-based helpline services. 

Helplines Network NI

Drug & Alcohol Star™ Related Additional Sources of Support

The categories shown below been chosen to reflect the 10 dimensions of the Drug & Alcohol Star™ a version of the Outcomes Star™ that has been designed to support recovery from alcohol or drug misuse. Visit the Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise website (hyperlinked) who are the copyright owners of family of Outcomes Star™ tools for further information.

Alcohol and Drugs Support

Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland (including NI)
Narcotics Anonymous Ireland (including NI)
NI Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (NIDACTS) This site will include other local drugs/alcohol agencies

Northern Area

Physical Health Support

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Cancer Focus NI
Diabetes UK – Northern Ireland
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Western Health & Social Care Trust

Meaningful Use of Time Support

Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre
Volunteer Now

Emotional & Mental Health Support

Action Mental Health NI
Aware NI
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust – Mental Health Services
Inspire Mental Health
Nexus NI
Northern Health & Social Care Trust – Mental Health Services
Praxis Care
Southern Health & Social Care Trust – Mental Health Services








South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust – Mental Health Services
WAVE Trauma Centres
Western Health & Social Care Trust
Acute Hospital Services:

Eating Disorders Services:

Primary Mental Health Care Services:

Support & Recovery Services:
Adult Mental Health Services:

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services:

Recovery Services:

Accommodation and Homelessness Support

Council for the Homeless NI
De Paul NI
Housing Advice NI
NI Housing Executive
Shelter NI
Simon Community NI

Debt and Financial Advice Support

Advice NI
Lisburn Debt Centre/Christians Against Poverty

Policing, Crime & Offending Support

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Victim Support NI

Family/Relationship Support

Family Mediation NI
Family Support Hubs
Home-Start NI
Parent Line NI
Parenting NI
Relate NI

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