Alcohol support services

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available. You can find some useful links and phone numbers here.

Drinkchat

Free online chat service for anyone who is looking for information or advice about their own, or someone else’s, drinking. Our trained advisors are on hand to give you confidential advice.

Chat with an advisor

Drinkline

Free, confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.

Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

Call Drinkline

We Are With You (formerly Addaction)

UK-wide treatment agency, helping individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

Visit the We Are With You website

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Great Britain

AA supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individuals. Meetings are available online and in person.

Helpline: 0800 917 7650

Email helpline: help@aamail.org

Visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website

Al-Anon

Al-Anon in the UK and Republic of Ireland offers support to families and friends affected by someone else’s drinking.

Helpline: 0800 008 6811

Visit the Al-Anon website

ADFAM

Information, advice and local support services for families affected by alcohol and drugs.

Visit the ADFAM website

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

Information, advice and support for children of alcohol-dependent parents and anyone concerned with the welfare of a child.

Helpline: 0800 358 3456

Email helpline: helpline@nacoa.org.uk

Visit the National Association for Children of Alcoholics website

Alcohol support services and healthcare in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

Samaritans

Confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.

Helpline: 116 123 (24hrs)

Email helpline: jo@samaritans.org (they try their hardest to get back to your email within 24 hours)

Visit the Samaritans website

Mind

Information and advice about mental health and support services.

Visit Mind's website

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