Useful Contacts

Browse our directory of local and national services and sources of information, help and advice.

Immediate help

To speak to someone right now about problem drinking, whether your own or someone you're concerned about, call DRINKLINE free on
0800 7 314 314 (8am to 11pm, 7 days a week).

Drinkline's trained and experienced staff deal with callers in the strictest confidence and are happy to give information and advice, send out self-help materials and give support to the family and friends of problem drinkers.

Addaction Alcohol Behaviour Change (ABC) Service

Agency and self-referrals can be made via
Freephone: 08081 785901
Fax: 0141 204 3332
Website: www.addaction.org.uk
Email: abc@addaction.org.uk
**Please be aware that e-mail is not a confidential means of communication

Addaction are pleased to announce a new Alcohol Behaviour Change Service (ABC) for Glasgow City funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This is a free and confidential service offering one-to-one interventions and support to individuals who are aged 18 and over. The service is for people who are starting to experience problems due to hazardous or harmful levels of alcohol use i.e. women who are regularly exceeding 2-3 units per day and men 3-4 units per day. However ABC is not appropriate for dependent drinkers or individuals with more complex needs.

ABC will offer one-to-one interventions including Alcohol Brief Interventions, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. Appointments offered will vary from 1 to 6 sessions, and can be reviewed for further support. It is a direct access service with a Freephone number. We will aim to see people within their own areas in venues such as health and community centres. We can also offer telephone and flexible appointments where required


Al-Anon

Al-Anon Information Centre
Mansfield Park Building
Unit 6
22 Mansfield Street
Partick
Glasgow G11 5QP
t: 0141 339 8884 - 24hr Helpline

Al-Anon runs support groups for people who have problems with alcohol and their families across Scotland, whether they're still drinking or not. Ring their helpline number (above) to find one near you.


Alateen

Al-Anon Information Centre
Mansfield Park Building
Unit 6
22 Mansfield Street
Partick
Glasgow G11 5QP
t: 0141 339 8884 - 24hr Helpline
w: www.hexnet.co.uk/alanon/alateen.html

Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and is for young people, aged twelve to twenty, who are affected by a problem drinker. For further information and to find a group near you, ring the Al-Anon helpline number above.


Alcohol Focus Scotland

2nd Floor
166 Buchanan Street
Glasgow
G1 2LW
t: 0141 572 6700
f: 0141 333 1606
e: enquiries@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk
w: www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland's national charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Alcohol Focus Scotland works with a wide range of partners to advocate for evidence-based policy; delivery training and development programmes and provides accurate and accessible information about alcohol to the media, policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.



Alcohol Concern

w: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Alcohol Concern is the UK-national agency on alcohol misuse. They work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. Their website contains much useful information on alcohol-related issues, including downloadable briefings and factsheets.


Alcoholics Anonymous

t: 0845 769 7555
w: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous is an informal fellowship of recovering alcoholics. Groups meet regularly all over Scotland where people can share experiences and gather support from people who have overcome similar problems. Visit their website for more details or call their helpline.


British Liver Trust

w: www.britishlivertrust.org.uk

The British Liver Trust is the UK's leading charity promoting education and research around liver health (misuse of alcohol is the main cause of liver disease in the UK). Their website contains lots of useful information and advice on the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment of liver disease.


Down Your Drink

w: www.downyourdrink.org.uk

Run by Alcohol Concern, this website gives users a free, structured, 6-week programme designed to help people cut their drinking down to safe levels. Users get access to different activities and information each week, to help them along the way to healthier drinking habits.


Drink Aware

w: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Created by the Portman Group, you'll find on this website all kinds of useful information about alcohol and drinking, from fascinating facts to practical tips, to suit all kinds of people and occasions.


Drinkline

t: 0800 7 314 314

Drinkline is the free, national telephone service for alcohol advice, information and support. Lines are open from 9.00am to 11.00pm, Monday to Friday.


Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)

6 Clifton Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5DR
t: 0131 337 8188
e: elca@btconnect.com


Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Newton House
457 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow,
Lanarkshire
t: 0141 353 1800
e: email@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org
w: www.glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org


Health Scotland

t: 0131 536 5500
w: www.healthscotland.com
e: publications@health.scot.nhs.uk (publication requests)

Part of NHS Scotland, Health Scotland publishes information leaflets and leads education campaigns on health issues aimed at the Scottish public. Their publications section contains downloadable factsheets, leaflets and booklets on a wide range of health issues, including those around alcohol. Printed versions are available on request from their Publications Department (call or email).


How's Your Drink?

w: www.howsyourdrink.org.uk

Run by Alcohol Concern, this website is packed with information on healthier drinking and how to cut down. Includes an online test to find out if you're drinking too much.


Institute of Alcohol Studies

w: www.ias.org.uk

The institute of alcohol studies is the UK's leading education body for the effects of alcohol on health and society. Their website contains many useful fact sheets on a wide range of alcohol-related issues.


Safe and Healthy Working

t: 0800 019 2211
w: www.sahw.co.uk

Part of the Scottish Centre for healthy working lives, Safe and Healthy Working provides occupational health and health and safety advice to small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. Call their advice line or visit their website to find your nearest local adviser. Their website also contains much useful information.


The Samaritans

t: 08457 90 90 90
w: www.samaritans.org
e: jo@samaritans.org

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those induced by the consumption of alcohol.


Scottish Licensing Law and Practice

w: www.sllp.co.uk

News and information around Scottish licensing law and practice.


Tayside Council on Alcohol


Alcohol advice, information and support in Tayside.

t:01382 456 012

w: www.alcoholtayside.com


Well Scotland

w: www.wellscotland.info

This site from the Scottish Executive gives information on all aspects of mental health and well-being, including advice on where to get help and simple steps everyone can take to improve their mental health.

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