Get help

If you’re concerned about your relationship with alcohol, or someone else’s, there’s a range of resources and support available.

  • Alcohol Anonymous is a free support group that offers help for anyone choosing to stop drinking.

  • Cancer Research provides information on how alcohol affects your risk of the disease.

  • Carers Trust gives help to people who are affected by someone else’s drinking.

  • Drinkaware aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better decisions about drinking.

  • outlines all the possible consequences of drink driving and provides a blood alcohol calculator for people to get an accurate estimation of their blood alcohol content.

  • Drinkline is a free confidential helpline for anyone concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays from 9am to 8pm and weekends from 11am to 4pm).

  • NHS provides advice on how to get help and a full list of support networks to contact.

  • NSPCC has information on underage drinking and offers support for children and their families.

  • Refuge gives specialist support to both adults and children experiencing domestic violence.

  • Samaritans offer support to anyone in emotional distress.

  • The National Organisation for FASD (formerly known as NOFAS-UK) helps people affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and provides education about the risks of drinking during pregnancy.

  • The UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines have been created to help people make informed choices about drinking.