- Don’tBottleItUp is a website that allows you to anonymously find out if you are drinking at harmful levels and to get advice and information about alcohol.
- Your local wellbeing hub can offer face-to-face support for drinking a bit too much, a little too often.
- DrinkCoach – online coaching. Residents of West Sussex can book free sessions via the Wellbeing Hubs. Find out more on the DrinkCoach page of this website.
- DAWN, the West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network, provides support to people of any age, who are looking to reduce or stop their drinking.
Young people aged 24 and under can contact the service via:
Text: 07779339954 (someone will ring you back)
Call: 0300 303 8677
Adults aged 25 and over can contact the service via:
Call: 0300 303 8677
- Alcoholics Anonymous run groups for alcohol users with regular meetings across the country. Visit their website, or see this list for local venues. Alternatively, email to find out your nearest group. National helpline number: 0800 9177650
- SMART Recovery is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harming and so on. SMART stands for ‘Self Management And Recovery Training’.
- Drinkline offers confidential advice and information to people affected by their own or someone else’s drinking, including information about where to get support locally.
Call 0300 123 1110 on Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm, and at weekends between 11am and 4pm.
- The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing. Call 08457 90 90 90 for free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, email them, or write to FREEPOST RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.
- Soberistas is an online community for anyone who wants help to stop drinking.
- Club Soda is a social network and provides tools to help people to change their drinking, whether that be to cut down, stop for a bit, quit or stick.
- The Sober School is a website for women trying to stop drinking or take a break from booze. There are blogs, hints and tips and courses to help people cut down or stop drinking.
Alcohol and older people
If you are an older person worried about your drinking, or a carer, friend or health professional worried about an older person's drinking, take a look at this leaflet produced by the Royal Society of Psychiatrists.