Helplines and Support Groups on the Costa Calida

English-speaking support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Steps programme, drug aid, cancer support meetings, AIDS and more...

Below are the contact numbers for Spanish helplines and support groups for Alcoholics Anonymous, Drug Abuse, the Spanish Red Cross, Cancer Support and Family Planning Clinics. Please note that English may not be spoken.


Costa Cálida Helplines
Drug Information Helpline
(Teléfono Informativo de la Region de Murcia)
Tel: 968 362 303
Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction
(Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción)
Tel: 900 161 515
HIV/AIDS, Spanish Foundation
(Fundación Anti-Sida de España)
Tel: 900 111 000
Crisis Line
(Teléfono de la Esperanza)
Tel: 968 343 400
Cancer Information Line
Tel: 900 100 036
Samaritans of Spain: A volunteer organisation offering emotional support in English to people throughout Spain in distress or with suicidal feelings. All calls are confidential and numbers are not traced. Telephone support is available 24/7 Tel: 902 883 535
Helpline for the Elderly
(Teléfono Dorado de Atención a la Tercera Edad)
Tel: 900 222 223
24 Hour Information and Helpline for Women
(Teléfono de Información y Denuncias)
Tel: 900 191 010
Abused Women
(Mujeres Maltratadas)
Tel: 900 100 009
Minor's Helpline
(Fundacion ANAR)
Tel: 900 202 010
Youth Sexual Health Advice Line
(Consejo de la Juventud)
Tel: 968 205 200

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Spain is the website for the English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous network in Spain.

Meetings, in English, are held throughout the Costa Cálida. To find the nearest Alcoholic Anonymous meeting in the Province of Murcia see the regional page of the AA Spain website.

Costa Blanca AA (English-speaking)

The Costa Blanca AA is the English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous network in this area of Spain. Up-to-date information is published on the website.

Spanish AA

The national Spanish AA is Alcohólicos Anónimos.

Cancer Support

The Spanish Cancer Association (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, AECC) provides information and support to people with cancer. There are 52 regional branches across Spain including one in the province of Murcia.

  • Spanish Cancer Association
    At: C/Amador de los Rios, 5
    28010 Madrid
    Tel: 900 100 036
  • Spanish Cancer Association: Murcia area
    At: Entierro de la Sardina, s/n 30004 Murcia
    Tel: 968 28 45 88

MABS is an English-speaking cancer support group. It offers support to cancer sufferers and their families including information, assistance and meetings. There is also a telephone service manned by volunteers for cancer-related questions and advice. The aim of the MABS Cancer Support Group is to help all people affected by cancer (sufferer, family and friends) by providing a telephone counselling service or through personal visits when required.

Drug Abuse

There are many drug dependency centres (centros de atencion a drogodependencias, C.A.D.) which offer advice, support and medication to drug addicts in the Murcia region.

  • For contact information for drug dependency centres: Click here (PDF, in Spanish)

Family Planning Clinics

The Spanish Contraception Society (Fundación Española de Contracepción, SEC) offers advice on contraception and has contact information on family planning clinics.

  • For the Spanish Contraception Society website: Click here (in Spanish)

Spanish Red Cross

The Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja) provides help for drug addicts and their families, people affected by HIV and AIDS, immigrants and the elderly. There are Red Cross assistance centres and help points in Almería, Granada and across Andalucía. The centres offer emergency and psychological help, a meeting place and a shelter. Further services include social integration classes and first aid courses, assistance in finding accommodation, treatment for drug addiction and mobile methadone units. Helping minors is a special priority.

Glossary of Emergency Words and Terminology

English Spanish
Accident Accidente
Ambulance Ambulancia
Emergency Urgencia
Emergency Services Servicios de Urgencia
Emergency Health Services Servicios de Salud Urgencias
Civil Guard Guardia Civil
Doctor Médico
Fire Service/Brigade Bomberos
First Aid Posts Casas de Socorro
Heart Attack Ataque Cardiaco/Infarto
Medical Centre Centro Médico
Pharmacy Farmacia
Samaritans Teléfono de la Esperanza
Serious Illness Enfermedad Grave