Alcohol, Substance Misuse and Gambling

Addaction Substance Misuse

01843 298 355

For help with drug problems only. Can only help people with alcohol problems who have a certificate called: Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) from privation.

East Kent Alcohol Service

01843 578 020
Alcohol problems only.
Waiting times: 1 month approximately.
Address: 44 Hawley Square, Margate, Kent.

Call Drinkline

0800 917 8282 (Free & 24-hours)

If you have physical withdrawal symptoms, you should take medical advice before stopping completely – as it can be dangerous to do this too quickly without proper advice and support.

General information on drinking.
A good website with lots of information about how alcohol can affect you.

East Kent Alcoholics Anonymous

01227 455 557

Local AA meetings.


0808 8020 133 (helpline)

Provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. A good website with all the information you need:


Free specialist counselling for anyone affected by gambling (Maidstone only). Offers phone and online support as well.
For more information please contact Breakeven Kent on 01273 833 722 or visit

Addiction Helper
An independent service for people with addictions, created by people in recovery. Their addiction pages give you all the information you’ll need about addiction to alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, gambling, and sex and love.