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Drink and Drugs

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Alcohol

Drinkaware

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. Their public education programmes, grants, expert information, and resources help create awareness and effect positive change. An independent charity established in 2007, Drinkaware works alongside the medical profession, the alcohol industry and government to achieve its goals. For further information visit the Drinkaware website.

Drinkline

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: 0300 123 1110

The British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust is the national charity for adults affected by liver conditions in the UK, providing information and support. The Trust provides a comprehensive website with information on all aspects of adult liver disease, a helpline for general enquiries on liver health, contact details of support groups throughout the country and a range of information leaflets which are available by contacting the Trust or can be downloaded from the Trust website. They also campaign on liver related issues such as alcohol, viral hepatitis, obesity and transplant.

You can find out if you are at risk of liver disease by taking their online Love Your Liver Health Screener.

Information Line: 01425 481320, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

www.britishlivertrust.org.uk

Addiction NI

AddictionNI has been working since 1978 to provide support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction. They provide tailor-made treatment programmes for people with drug or alcohol problems, delivered in community settings. They also give confidential support for people affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. Contact them by phone on 02890 664434, or log onto http://addictionni.com/

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland’s national charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Their website includes information about low risk limits for alcohol consumption, how to recognise problem drinking and how to help someone with a drink problem, as well as details of local and national support organisations http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/

The Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline

The Wales Drug And Alcohol Helpline is a free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. The helpline will assist individuals, their families, carers, and support workers within the drug and alcohol field to access appropriate local and regional services. Contact them on the freephone number 0808 808 2234, 24hrs 7 days of the week, or visit www.dan247.org.uk/

Al-Anon

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. Find out more by phoning their helpline – if you’re in England, Scotland or Wales, call 020 7403 0888; if you’re in Northern Ireland call 02890 68 2368, or for anyone in the Republic of Ireland, phone 01 873 2699. Helpline hours vary. Alternatively, find out more online at al-anonuk.org.uk

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 on 020 7407 0215

Addiction

FRANK

Frank provides a confidential, free service to anyone wanting information, advice or support about any aspect of drugs. To get the facts on drugs visit www.talktofrank.com or talk to FRANK on 0800 77 66 00. The helpline is available 24 hours 7 days a week, in over 170 languages. You can also text a question to 82111.

Know The Score

Scotland’s free and confidential 24 hour drugs information and advice helpline. They can provide you, and those you know, with advice and information about drugs issues. Contact them on 0800 5875879, 24 hours, 7 days a week, or log onto the Know the Score website.

The Wales Drug & Alcohol Helpline

The Wales Drug & Alcohol Helpline are a free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. The helpline will assist individuals, their families, carers, and support workers within the drug and alcohol field to access appropriate local and regional services. Contact them on the freephone number 0808 808 2234, 24hrs 7 days of the week, or visit The Wales Drug & Alcohol Helpline website.

Addaction

One of the UK's leading drug and alcohol treatment charities. It has services throughout England and Scotland, that help people (and their families) recover from addiction and substance misuse problems. The charity has services for both adults and young people. The Addaction website allows you to search for a service that best fits your needs in a location near you.

DrugScope

Charity providing an online encyclopaedia of drugs and directory of help sources.

Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction works across the addiction field in treatment and rehabilitation, research, prevention, support for families and children, professional workforce development and professional education. They offer support for anyone struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs (including prescription drugs), and their loved ones. They can also offer support for other addictions, such as gambling.

Helpline: 0300 330 0659 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
www.aona.co.uk

AddictionNI

AddictionNI has been working since 1978 to provide support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction. They provide tailor-made treatment programmes for people with drug or alcohol problems, delivered in community settings. They also give confidential support for people affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. Contact them by phone on 02890 664434, or log onto the Addaction website.