NHS Choices – Binge Drinking
Comprehensive help and advice from NHS Choices including links to external websites.
Drinkaware aims to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better. We promote responsible drinking and find innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm. An independent, UK-wide charity, we are supported by voluntary donations from across the drinks industry to equip people with the knowledge they need to make decisions about how much they drink.
Talk to FRANK
Freephone: 0800 77 66 00
Ring FRANK anytime and speak to a friendly adviser who's professionally trained to give you straight up, unbiased information about drugs and alcohol. It’s totally confidential – we won't ask for your name or repeat your conversation with others.
Helpline: 0800 917 8282
Offers advice and information for people worried about their own drinking and support to the family and friends of people who are drinking.
Learn about the effects of alcohol on your life and lifestyle, so that you can make
informed decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol. Learn what constitutes binge drinking, how you can tell if you are binge drinking and
where you can go for help.
People drink for all sorts of reasons, mostly because in moderation alcohol helps you relax and feel more sociable. Binge drinking is all about boozing simply to get drunk. Young people’s website with a wealth of advice and information.
National helpline: 0845 7697 555, 24-hour
Helpline for people with drink problems, staffed by recovering alcoholics. Open 365 days a year. Can give details of local AA groups and contact with a local member.
Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire
Helpline: 020 7403 0888 10am to 10pm daily
Helpline for family and friends of problems drinkers, whether the person is still drinking or not. Contact for details throughout the UK and Eire.
Helpline: 020 7403 0888
Telephone support to young people aged 12 to 20 affected by someone else's drinking, usually that of a parent. Part of Al-Anon Family Group.
National agency on alcohol misuse. Working 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, also offers help to the families and friends of those with alcohol-related problems.
Freephone: 08 08 80 84994 (1pm - 11pm)
Confidential National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue
Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)
Helpline: 0808 800 2222 (24 hours)
Offers support to anyone parenting or helping to raise children, from newborn babies to young adults. There are free telephone and email helplines, parenting courses and information leaflets. The website offers lots of advice, real-life stories and relevant news as well as a helpful A-Z of related topics.