Would you find it helpful to talk to someone about the caring you do, how this affects you and the help that may be available to you? The purpose of this page is to share information, support channels and practical help to those who care for someone with an alcohol and/or substance misuse issue. They will be able to offer you a range of support having workers that specialise in helping carers in this area. Please reach out and find the support you deserve today.
With You is one of the UK's leading mental health, drug, and alcohol charities. They work with adults and young people in community settings, prisons, residential, rehab and through outreach.
Aspire (drug and alcohol services)
Aspire, delivering safe, effective interventions for alcohol addiction and drug addiction in Yorkshire, Humberside, and Lincolnshire for over 30 years. They've helped thousands of local people on the road to recovery. If you need help or you’re concerned that you (or someone you know) has a problem with drugs or alcohol, you can complete a self-assessment online.
Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free hotline dedicated to helping people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame drug and alcohol addiction themselves.
Alcohol Education Trust
The Alcohol Education Trust is a national charity which provides both parents, carers and teachers with information on how to educate young people about alcohol and support them.
Talk About Alcohol
Talk About Alcohol is a website which offers advice and information for young people regardnig alcohol.
Their website contains online activities which can help make young people aware of the dangers of drinking, the laws around underage drinking, and how quickly units can add up.
Other useful helplines
Free, confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.
Telephone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm and weekends 11am–4pm)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individuals. Meetings are available online and in person.
Al-Anon in the UK and Republic of Ireland offers support to families and friends affected by someone else’s drinking.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
Information, advice, and support for children of alcohol dependent parents and anyone concerned with the welfare of a child.
Telephone: 0800 358 3456 (free, confidential helpline and other information for children)