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Guide to UK Alcohol Addiction Helplines

There are many alcohol addiction helplines around the UK that provide help and support for those who may need somebody to talk to in times of crisis. They also provide help, advice and support for the families who may be worried and concerned about the behaviour of a loved one through the abuse of alcohol.

Here is an alphabetical list of helplines, providing help and support if you need to talk to somebody:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Great Britain

Alcoholics Anonymous is a self help group that supports abstinence from alcohol by following a 12 step recovery treatment program.

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Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking.

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DAN 24/7

Drug and alcohol addiction helpline for people in Wales.

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Drinkline provides a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

NACOA offers information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents.

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Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of self-harm.

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Scottish Families Affected by Drugs & Alcohol

SFAD provides support to family members and friends who have been affected by the substance use of a relative or loved one.

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We Are With You (formerly Addaction)

UK-wide treatment agency, helping individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

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