Alcohol support services for ethnic minority groups and faith communities
There are a range of alcohol support services that serve minority ethnic groups and faith communities if you prefer that type of help.
If you find you are struggling with alcohol, you may find it helpful to get support from a community you feel more familiar with.
Alcohol support services across the UK are available for anyone to access. There are also some organisations that offer free and confidential peer-led support for specific groups, if you prefer that type of help. These organisations can often offer more tailored and sensitive peer support based on ethnicity, race, or religion.
Regardless of the type of alcohol support you’re after, it’s important to know that there is a variety of help available that might meet your needs more closely.
Nottingham-based BAC-IN specialise in providing Black, South Asian, and other minority ethnic groups with alcohol and drug peer support services. They also offer family support, group sessions, virtual sessions, and home visits to anyone in or around the Nottingham area.
Birmingham-based KIKIT offers help, advice, peer support and mentoring for Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic groups dealing with alcohol dependency.
Bristol-based Nilaari provide alcohol and drug peer support services including one-to-one sessions and group workshops for Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic groups.
The NHS lists a variety of local alcohol peer support services for minority ethnic groups which can be searched for by entering a postcode.
No More Pretending is a UK-wide signposting service for the Punjabi community that provides information for families or anyone with alcohol-related problems to help themselves or a loved one.
The ADD Anon group is for Jewish families affected by someone with alcohol or drug addiction. It runs weekly from the JAMI centre in Edgware, north London. They also have a sibling addiction group which runs on Zoom fortnightly. Contact Jami on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’re looking for support with a peer-led Christian ethos, Betel offer a range of services for men, women and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction, online and in venues across the UK.
This US-based Catholic association offers online peer support on Zoom to anyone from the catholic community with alcohol-related problems. It also holds regular in-person meetings in London, Sheffield, and Scotland. Contact Calix on email@example.com for more information.
Set up by Muslim women for Muslim women, MWN offers support for those struggling with a wide range of issues. They also operate a helpline and counselling service in various languages.
This Christian charity runs addiction services around the UK, including rehab programmes, peer support, counselling, and spiritual support sessions.
The Sikh Helpline offers advice to members of the Sikh community who might be struggling with alcohol or substance abuse and provide family mediation and support.
Drinkaware do not endorse the organisations on this list. The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is intended for information purposes only for those seeking alcohol-related peer support.
Last Reviewed: 6th December 2021
Next Review due: 6th December 2024