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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Help with addictions


To contact the Psychiatrists' Support Service please telephone: 020 7245 0412  or e-mail:


Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: Alcoholics Anonymous


BMA Counselling Service
Website: BMA Counselling Service
Tel: 08459 200 169


BMA Doctors for Doctors
Website: Doctors for Doctors
Tel: 08459 200 169


British Doctors and Dentists Group
The British Doctors and Dentists Group was formed in 1975 and is a mutual support society for those who would like help with addictions. Support is also available to families. There are groups based in Scotland, Manchester, Northern Ireland, West Midlands, West of England, Essex, County Durham, Ireland, London, Hampshire, Devon, West Sussex, South Yorkshire and Wales where there are generally monthly meetings.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the BDDG National Secretary at or on 0779 2819 966, or the BDDG Registrar  at or on 07982 594 779, or through the Medical Council on Alcohol on 020 7487 4445.


British Doctors and Dentists Families Group
Website: British Doctors and Dentists Families Group


Cocaine Anonymous
Helpline: 0800 612 0225 or 020 8429 5924
Website: Cocaine Anonymous


Doctors Support Network
Website: Doctors Support Network


International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous


The Medical Council on Alcohol
Tel: 020 7487 4445
Website: Medical Council on Alcohol


The Practitioner Health Programme
This is a service for doctors and dentists living or working in London. They offer a free, confidential service to help with mental health problems, physical health problems or addiction which impact on work.
Address: Riverside Medical Centre, Hobart House, St George Wharf London SW8 2JB.
Telephone: 0203 049 4505
Website: Practitioner Health Programme


Sick Doctors Trust
This is a helpline for addicted or alcoholic doctors. They will also talk to doctor’s spouses, practice partners, patients and the media. No identifiable personal information is required at the outset and the service can offer total confidentiality.
Address: 36 Wick Crescent, Bristol, BS4 4HG
Tel: 0870 444 5163
Website: Sick Doctors Trust

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