Support and treatment options for alcohol use

If you are concerned about your alcohol use, or someone else’s, we're WithYou.

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Alcohol use - your options for recovery

We provide free, non-judgmental support and services across England and Scotland for anyone facing challenges with alcohol. Support and advice is also on offer for friends and family.

If you feel as though you are drinking more than you would like, then we are here to support you. We'll listen and never judge. 

We understand that everyone’s needs and circumstances are different. We’ll work with you on your own goals, whether that’s cutting down your drinking, stopping completely or getting some helpful advice. 

We have a range of options to support with your recovery. 

Treatment options for alcohol

We provide one-to-one support to help you cut down your drinking. 

One-to-one support will be tailored to your needs, this could range from being a single session, to a more structured, longer-term series. 

Flexibility with how and when the sessions are delivered allows them to fit around any commitments you may have. We offer evening and weekend appointments, as well as the option to access the sessions remotely.

In some cases, you might need medication to help you manage withdrawal symptoms or to prevent relapse. This clinical support is delivered alongside other structured one-to-one sessions, as part of your wider recovery plan. 

To access this treatment, your recovery worker will arrange an assessment with  specially trained clinicians, such as doctors and nurses, who can give you a prescription for the medication you need. 

The assessment will look at your substance use and wider health needs, so that we can offer you the right treatment. You will meet with the clinical team regularly to make sure the medication is working well and to make any adjustments. 

As well as medication, you may be offered access to a detox, where you will be helped to withdraw from alcohol dependency over a short period of time, either in a specialist facility or within your home. 

We also work with local councils to access places within residential rehabilitation facilities. 

Learn what to expect from alcohol detox

Change is easier if you have other people to support you. Groups and meetings are a great way to make positive steps in recovery.

We run a mix of structured local groups, where you attend for a set number of sessions, as well as open groups, where you can drop in and out at any time. 

Our groups vary locally:

  • Some follow a therapeutic approach and are based around a specific theme. 
  • Others are more social, such as walking groups, arts and crafts, gardening and meet-up events.

Learn what to expect from our support groups

Many groups are delivered by people who are in recovery themselves and understand the challenges from personal experience. 

We also have connections with other groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). If you want to access these groups locally, we will point you in the right direction.

We understand that alcohol dependency can impact all areas of your life. We’ll work with you to address any potential contributing factors such as housing, finances, relationships and employment

We can help you to access a range of different support options depending on your needs. These may be delivered directly by members of our team, or by local partner agencies. 

This holistic approach to care helps you to better understand your alcohol use, allowing you to take greater control.

If you use alcohol regularly or think you may be dependent...

It’s important not to stop suddenly as you may experience significant withdrawal symptoms and this can be dangerous. Our free and confidential services can help you detox safely or you can seek help from a medical professional like your GP.

Find support

Looking for support with alcohol?

Contact one of our 80 local services across England and Scotland for free, confidential support and advice.

Not ready for an in-person service? Chat to one of our trained recovery workers online to get free, confidential advice and information.

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