Addiction Support

Getting help is often one of the most important, but difficult steps in overcoming an addiciton. That is why we are here to help you get the help and support you need, for things like smoking, alcohol & drug abuse and gambling addictions.

Free support is there for you if you are struggling with addiciton. Take a look at the support offered below to help you.

Support to Stop Smoking

Staff of NUH can find out about support to stop smoking through your line manager, or by emailing, even if you live outside of Nottingham!

You can also get three months access to the Pro features of the Smoke Free app, and 12 weeks FREE supply of nicotine replacement products or a vale and e-liquid refills. All this and 24/7 access to expert stop smoking advisors for support when you need it most. Click here to reiceve your download link for the app, available on iPhone and Android.

Local Stop Smoking services:

  • Find your local stop smoking serivces by clicking here, or by calling the national helpline on 0300 123 1044

Nottingham City Residents:

Nottingham County:


Support for Alcohol Abuse and Family Groups

The Alcohol Care Team (ACT) are located within NUH and you can access their page by searching "Alcohol" on the intranet. The ACT have a leaflet that details the benefits of cutting down and relevant support services located in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Leicester. To view or download the leaflet, click the PDF link: Alcohol Leaflet PDF 523KB

For Alcoholics Anonymous services, find your local AA meeting by clicking here. For support within Nottingham, please see the services below:


For family and friends of alcoholics, support is available to get help, through information and groups such as Al-Anon UK. You can find out more about their support groups near you, by clicking here. They additionally offer a helpline on 0800 0086 811.

Support for Gambling Addiction

Gambling can harm you more than just your finances, but all areas of your life. It can cause issues with your relationships, finances, physical and mental health. If you're not sure if gambling is causing issues for you, visit by NHS help with problems with gambling website by clicking here. 

If you live in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire or Rutland, you get free access to the East Midlands Gambling Harms Service, who provide treatment for gambling issues, including workshops and therapies delivered by phone or MS Teams. You can access the services via a self-referral on their website by clicking here, calling 0300 013 2330 or emailing

Additional support for gambling problems:

  • Ask Lion - Gambling Support information (Website: click here)
  • GamCare - 24/7 support line for gambling advice and support nationwide (Phone: 08088020133, Website: They also offer: Live chat rooms, WhatsApp chat, Live Chat, Facebook Messenger Chat.