Useful Alcohol Support & Resources

There are some excellent websites to help you to understand your drinking behaviours and to cut down. The key advice is to:

  • Start to keep a record of how much you drink
  • Set yourself a target to reduce the amount you drink, try lower strength drinks and consider having one or two days a week alcohol free
  • Plan other things you can do instead of drinking
  • Talk it over with someone
Drink aware

Drink aware is an interactive website providing you with useful information about alcohol including facts and practical tips on cutting down your drinking.
www.drinkaware.co.uk

Down your Drink

Down your drink is an interactive self-help website aimed at helping you to assess whether you are drinking too much. It also provides you with guidance on cutting down your drinking.
www.downyourdrink.org.uk

Addaction Visions – Thurrock

Addaction Thurrock is an integrated adult Drug and Alcohol treatment service; single point of contact for psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for the treatment of substance misuse. They provide a structured day programme offering high and low intensity interventions dependant on client need and stage of recovery.
http://www.addaction.org.uk/
Tel: 01375 374411

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is a self help group that supports abstinence from alcohol by following a 12 step recovery treatment program.
National Helpline: Tel: 0845 769 7555
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Al anon

Al anon is a self-help support group that supports anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Al anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.
National Helpline: Tel: 0845 769 7555
www.al-anonuk.org.uk

NHS Direct

NHS Direct is a national health line, providing health advice and information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
National Helpline: Tel: 0845 4647
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk