Links, Helplines and Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous run groups for alcohol users across the country with regular meetings held in Haringey. Visit their website, call 0845 769 7555 10am to 10pm, or email to find your nearest group.
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improves services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol by alcohol-related problems.
British Liver Trust is the UK's leading charity promoting education and research around liver health. Their website contains lots of useful information and advice on the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment of liver disease.
Change for Life offers a free drink tracker smartphone app, unit information, and tips on how to cut down.
Drinkaware provide alcohol information, advice, and tips. Visit my.drinkaware.co.uk or download the MyDrinkaware smartphone app to track your units, calories and spending.
Drinkline offers free, confidential telephone advice on where to seek help. Call 0800 917 8282 (England and Wales, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
FASD Trust raise awareness and provide information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Call their helpline on 01608 811 599.
NHS Choices provides a range of information and resources to help you reduce your drinking, including an alcohol service finder.
Alateen provide support groups and advice for teenagers affected by their relatives, carers and friends of people with alcohol problems. Call 020 7403 7555 between 10am and 10pm, 365 days a year.
Carers Direct provide information, advice and support for carers. Call 0808 802 0202 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm at the weekends, chat live online to an advisor or send an email query.
Family Lives support groups for family and friends of drug and alcohol users with regular meetings held in north and east London. Call 0808 800 2222 between 7am and midnight via landline or Skype, get live advice via their chat option, or email them via their email support page.
Drug advice and support
DrugFam support families, carers and friends affected by substance misuse. Call 0845 388 3853.
Release is a national, free and confidential helpline offering advice on all matters relating to drugs and drug law. Call 0845 4500 215.
Re-solv is a national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse (VSA). Re-Solv's purpose is to end volatile substance abuse, particularly among children and young people. Call 01785 810762 Mon to Friday 9am-5pm.
Medical support and emergency advice
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing. Call 08457 90 90 90 for free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, email them, or write to FREEPOST RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.