Information and Support

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:


Drinkline is the National Alcohol helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call the free helpline in complete confidence. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and support.

Helpline: 0800 917 8282


Drinkaware provides consumers with information to make informed decisions about the effects of alcohol on their lives and lifestyles. The charity aims to reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm in the UK. The website includes information about alcohol units, how alcohol affects us, drink driving and the legal alcohol limit, advice on how to cut down and much more.

Visit the Drinkaware website


FamilyLine’s free confidential helpline gives you the opportunity to talk with confidence to someone who will listen and support you with your worries and concerns. They can listen to you if you are experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol.

Helpline: 0808 800 5678


Visit the FamilyLine website

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. They believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. They hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.

Confidential Helplines:

England, Scotland & Wales: 020 7403 0888

Northern Ireland: 02890 68 2368

Visit the Al-Anon Family Groups website


Alateen is part of Al-Anon, and is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. For information about Alateen meetings phone the General Service Office contact phone number or visit the website.

Telephone: 020 7407 0215

Visit the Alteen section of the Al-Anon website