Alcohol Issues

UPDATED: 01.06.2023

Alcohol Change UK
Information and help for anyone with concerns about alcohol consumption.

National Drink Helpline
Drinkline: 0300 123 1110 (lines open - Monday–Friday 9am–8pm, weekends 11am-4pm)

Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline 
Support information for alcohol and drugs issues, this is for anyone based in Wales.
Helpline: 0808 808 22 34 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: Dan to 81066

Drinkaware provide information about alcohol and drinking, including practical tips to suit all occasions.

Drink Spiking
Information from Drinkaware on the crime of drink spiking, how to prevent it and what to do if someone’s drink has been spiked.

Spiking -Top Tips for Safety
Top tips from Talk To Frank on staying safe from spiking and the drugs used.

Drink Coach
A test for looking at your drinking, as well as access to online advice and details for face-to-face support locally.

Online, free and anonymous check and feedback on addiction. Check and research for yourself or a loved one.

Alcoholics Anonymous
A free self-help group for alcoholics; contact AA for information about the 12-step recovery programme or go online for details of meetings.
Helpline: 0800 9177 650
Email: help@aamail.org
Live Chat: available online

Al-Anon /Alateen 
Al-Anon offer support information for anyone concerned about the drinking of a family member, and 
teenage relatives of alcoholics can find support through Alateen.
Helpline: 0800 0086 811 (lines open 10am – 10pm)
Email: helpline@al-anonuk.org.uk

Providing support for families and friends of drug and alcohol users.
Email: admin@adfam.org.uk

Family Lives
Advice for parents concerned about teen drinking.

Alcohol and Young People
Information from Childline on alcohol and the law; being under pressure to drink; recognising when you have a drink problem and helping someone else who has a problem.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours a day) 1-2-1 Chat online (available 24 hours a day)

National Organisation for FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)
Support and information for anyone affected by FASD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, an umbrella term for several diagnoses all related to a baby being exposed to alcohol while still in the womb.

NHS Choice
Information on alcohol misuse, the health risks and possible treatment.

Alcohol Poisoning
NHS information on recognising the serious condition of alcohol poisoning.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics - NACOA 
NACOA offer support to children of alcohol dependent parents. 
Helpline: 0800 358 3456 (lines open Monday, Friday, Saturday 12 noon - 7pm & Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 noon – 9pm)
Email: helpline@nacoa.org.uk.