Support with drinking
Information to help you understand if there's a problem with alcohol and ways to move forward
Can a balanced lifestyle include drinking alcohol?
It can, but it depends on many factors such as your family history and mental health. Here are three points to be aware of.
Five steps to help you speak to someone you’re concerned about
Talking to a friend or family member about what you believe is problematic drinking can be difficult. But it’s worth it, says Dru Jaeger, and they’ll probably be glad you did.
How can drinking affect the people around you?
Drinking can affect many aspects of your life, and the lives of others, like your family and work colleagues. Here are the main factors to consider.
How to feel less ashamed and open up to people you trust
Confiding in someone can help if you’re going through difficult times or perhaps you’re worried about your relationship with alcohol. While it can be daunting, there are ways to make it feel possible, says Dr Jessamy Hibberd.
How to talk to a teenager if they’re drinking alcohol
Will they listen? Will it end in a fight? Speaking to young people about alcohol is a challenge for any guardian. Three tactics can help create a positive outcome, says Dru Jaeger.
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) Explained
If you’re concerned about your own drinking or someone else’s, this assessment tool from WHO could be a first step in knowing if help is needed.
What is Alcohol Use Disorder and how can you tell if there's a problem?
From recognising the signs of dependence to the types of treatments available, these are the factors to consider when it comes to problem drinking.
What is the connection between drinking and violent behaviour?
When some people drink, they may become aggressive or abusive. This is how that happens and what you can do to avoid it.