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Guide to Free UK Alcohol Addiction Helplines

An alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, can have catastrophic effects on day-to-day life. Not only can drinking alcohol everyday damage physical and mental health, but it can also strain relationships, friendships and finances. The effects of alcohol can be incredibly damaging, but there are alcohol addictions treatments available and alcohol helplines to call.  

If you ever find yourself wondering if you are an alcoholic, or perhaps someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, ring one of the free helplines for advice and support. Spotting the signs of alcoholism is important to help treat the problem.

There are many alcohol helplines available in the UK if you or someone you know needs someone to talk to someone about alcohol addiction. UK alcohol helplines provide advice and support to anyone who rings. If ringing a helpline doesn’t appeal to you, there are also phone numbers you can text as well as online chatrooms for additional support.

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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Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery offer virtual meetings to anyone affected by alcohol addiction

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Supportline offer emotional support to children, young adults and adults who are struggling with the effects of alcoholism.

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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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