A good place to start is talking to your GP who can refer you to local alcohol services. Alternatively you can contact one of the following organisations:
Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.
The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else`s drinking regardless of the caller`s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.
Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)
A UK wide treatment agency, helping individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain
The British branch of this worldwide network, AA is an organisation of men and women who share their experience with each other hoping to solve their problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.
Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. The heart of the suggested program of personal recovery is contained in Twelve Steps describing the experience of the earliest members of the Society.
Al-Anon is worldwide and offers support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers.
Confidential Helpline 0207 4030888 (open 10am-10pm)
The national agency on alcohol misuse for England and Wales.
Provides general information about alcohol, and can help put you in touch with your nearest alcohol advice centre.
Call: 020 7928 7377
This site provides advice and information on alcohol and offers a database of support and treatment services
Visit the NHS Alcohol support services page
Information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. The website has a list of local family support services.
Call 020 7553 7640
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
Information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents and people concerned with their welfare through a free and confidential telephone and email helpline.
Helpline: 0800 358 3456
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Scotland's national voluntary organisation. Provides information and advice on responsible drinking.
Call: 0141 572 6700
Talk to Frank
National drugs awareness site for young people and parents/carers.
Provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)
Email helpline: email@example.com (they try their hardest to get back to your email within 24 hours)
COAP is an online community created in support of young people who have concerns about a loved one's addiction.