Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline. If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence, 24 hours a day. Call 0800 917 8282.
NHS Choices contains a unit calculator and diary to help you keep track of how many units you’re drinking. It also has tips and advice on cutting down, like opting for lower strength drinks, or planning ‘drink free’ days during the week.
If you have a problem with alcohol, or are concerned about a family member or friend, Turning Point provides confidential advice and information, with services located in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud. It is an ‘open access’ service so you can phone or drop in during opening hours, or book an appointment if you prefer. Contact them on 0300 123 1512.
Your GP can also give you advice about your drinking; and if needed, refer you to local support services.
Support for young people and parents
Parent Line Plus provide free, confidential help and support in all aspects of parenting and family life. Call: 0808 800 2222
Gloucestershire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service provide free support and treatment for children and young people under the age of 18 with alcohol and substance misuse problems.
Infobuzz work across Gloucestershire providing support to young people around alcohol, drugs and emotional health issues.