If you think that you or a friend has a problem with drugs or alcohol it is always helpful to talk to somebody about it. You can contact ASK for confidential help and advice or speak to Keele Counselling Service
Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Service (STARS) also provide on-to-one support, group support, health screenings and blood tests, and substitute medication where necessary.
The Community Drugs and Alcohol Service supports adults in the Stoke area, with specialised support and online materials.
Drinkaware have advice pages and tools for reducing your drinking and supporting others who are having problems with drinking. You can also talk to one of their Drinkline advisers by chatting online or calling 0300 123 1110.
Al-Anon Family Groups has a support group in Newcastle-under-Lyme set up to help anyone affected by their relationship with an alcoholic, whether it's a family member, friend or colleague. Al Anon meetings are free, confidential, anonymous (first names only), and non-discriminatory. It is made up of people who have been affected by someone else's drinking, who will understand your situation.