Self-management tools

There are a wide range of digital tools and online resources available to provide information and support drug or alcohol recovery that can help you self-manage your drug and alcohol issues. Here you will find links and information on recommended sites and apps, handpicked by our team.

Breaking Free Online is an evidence-based digital treatment and recovery programme that allows service users to recognise and address the psychological and lifestyle issues that are driving their use of alcohol and/or drugs. It is interactive, engaging and personalised to each service user.

The Breaking Free Online programme is accessible 24/7 on any internet-enabled device, such as a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone and is also available as a mobile app.

The programme gives a comprehensive toolkit of psychoeducation, practical resources, and evidence-based coping skills to support long-term recovery. Designed to be interactive, engaging and personalised to each service user, Breaking Free Online has voiceover on every screen to cater to different learning styles. It combines CBT with mindfulness, relapse prevention, motivational enhancement, harm reduction and other proven approaches.

Watch the video overview of Breaking Free Online.

Visit the Breaking Free website to see their research evidence.

Get started

To start making use of Breaking Free Online you will need to make an account.

  1. Visit breakingfreeonline.com
  2. Click on ‘SIGN UP’
  3. Use you access code to complete the required fields (see below)

Here are the access codes you will need to use, one for alcohol use and one for drug use:

  • Alcohol: walnutalcohol11’
  • Drug: shrublandsdrug11 or walnutdrug11

To download the app, search for ‘Breaking Free Companion’ or clik on the link below for your device:

iTunes Google Play

1 in 4 of us struggle with mental health challenges, like feeling low or anxious. Based on 2 decades of clinical research and proven therapies, Silver Cloud programmes provide the tools and skills to feel better and stay better with secure immediate access to online programmes tailored to your needs.

Each Silver Cloud programme uses proven methods like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), giving you the skills to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Programme modules are easy to use and the activities, videos and content can be worked through anytime on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Wellbeing

Programmes that give you the skills to deal with everyday issues that affect your emotional health.

  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Resilience
  • Sleep
  • COVID-19

Mental health

Programmes to help alleviate the symptoms of common mental health conditions.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Money worries

Chronic health

Programmes that focus on the mental health aspects of living with a long term condition.

  • Chronic pain

We offer two ways in which to access Silver Cloud, one is self-supported and the other is supported by a named recovery worker from our service.

Self supported programmes

Sign up online

Service supported programmes

If you require support to access your chosen programme please email torbay.drugandalcoholreferrals@nhs.net or ask your worker to make a referral for you.

Useful links

SMART Recovery
Self-help addiction recovery programmes from alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling and more.
Website: smartrecovery.org.uk

Adfam
Information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users.
Website: adfam.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life.
Website: ukna.org

Know Cannabis
Website: www.knowcannabis.org.uk

Talk to Frank
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Re-Solv
Re-Solv supports anyone in the UK whose life is affected by solvent abuse.
Website: www.re-solv.org

Cocaine Anonymous UK
Website: www.cocaineanonymous.org.uk

Drinkaware
Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice

Alcohol Change
Website: alcoholchange.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Tools

Drinks meter app

Keep track of your drinking and get instant feedback and advice.

iTunes Google Play

AA 12 steps app

The perfect companion to AA’s 12 step programme.

iTunes Google Play

Sober Grid app

Connect and chat to other people in recovery anonymously across the world.

iTunes Google Play

You can also access support through a variety of local and national support groups.

If you need further support you can contact the Torbay Drug and Alcohol Service team.

Translate this page: