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Resources for patients and families



Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire 020 7403 0888 (24-hour helpline)
Website: http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk
Understanding and support for families and friends of alcoholics whether still drinking or not.

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Website: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Helpline and support groups for men and women trying to achieve and maintain sobriety and help other alcoholics to get sober.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0117 924 8005
Email: help@nacoa.org.uk; Website: http://www.nacoa.org.uk

Drinkline National Alcohol Helpline 0800 917 8282 (11am–7pm, Monday–Friday)

Secular Organisations for Sobriety (SOS) 020 8698 9332/020 8291 5572 (helpline)
A non-religious self-help group.

Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service 02890 664 434

Alcohol Focus Scotland 0141 572 6700
Email:jacklaw@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk; website: http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk
Formerly the Scottish Council on Alcohol, initiates and supports actions to promote a healthy approach to the use of alcohol.

Health Education Authority 020 7430 0850

Health Development Agency (HDA) 020 7430 0850
Recorded alcohol information is also available on freephone 0500 801802
Email: communications@hda-online.org.uk; website: http://www.hda-online.org.uk
Produces leaflets on sensible drinking.

Health Education Board for Scotland 0131 536 5500
Website: http://www.hebs.scot.nhs.uk
Provides leaflets to support brief interventions for people at risk of becoming dependent on alcohol.
Leaflets are available from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk): Alcohol, Alcohol and Depression, Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse

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