There is much more information about alcohol and drinking available, with many organisations offering support services too.


Want to find out more about how to enjoy drink responsibly? There is a lot more information available on the following sites:

If you are worried about your own or someone else’s drinking there are many support services available to help. Talking to your GP is a good first step as they will be able to recommend organisations based in your local area.

  • Drinkline is a free, confidential helpline for anyone looking for support with alcohol. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm)

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a free self-help group with a ’12-step’ programme

  • Al-Anon offer support for relatives and friends of problem drinkers

  • Addaction is a UK-wide treatment agency that helps individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

  • Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol. Adfam operates an online message board and database of local support groups.

  • The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) provides a free, confidential telephone and email helpline for children of alcohol-dependent parents and others concerned with their welfare. Call 0800 358 3456.