As well as the NHS, there are a number of charities and support groups across the UK that provide support and advice for people with an alcohol misuse problem.
Runs the national drink helpline,
Drinkline on 0300 123 1110
Helpline 0845 769 7555
Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s.
The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else`s drinking regardless of the caller`s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.
Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)
ADA – Families & Friends Support Group 
The Family & Friends Support Group provides confidential support and advice for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users in a safe and welcoming environment. Two workers attend the group to facilitate and provide accurate information and advice.
The group provides:
- Information on drugs and alcohol, related issues and other local services
- Advice on how to manage your situation
- Guidance on how to access help for the drug/alcohol user and family/friend
- Opportunity to meet and share experiences with people in similar situations
- One-to-one support, as required
- Naloxone training
The group meets every two weeks in Aberdeen. New members are seen on an individual basis by a worker prior to attending group meetings to ensure that the group is appropriate for them. Please contact us for more information on how to join the group.
Telephone: 01224 594 700.