There are different ways of getting help and support, so you can use your preferred option:
Related information from NHS Choices
Find and choose services
Use the Find and choose servicessearch tool from NHS Choices to find your local GP or doctor; accident and emergency unit; minor injury unit; hospital; dentist; pharmacist (chemist); optician; carers support organisation; and more.
Drinking and alcohol
You can get information on drinking and alcohol as well as advice and support from the Drinking and alcoholpage from NHS Choices. You can also find information about social drinking; the risks of binge drinking; tips on cutting down; tracking your drinking; a real life drinks diary; alcohol support; and caring for an alcoholic.
Unfortunately you can't just count each drink as a unit of alcohol. The number of units depends on the different strength and size of each drink, so it can vary a lot. See this Unit calculatorfrom NHS Choices to help you work out the different units for each drink.
Are you concerned you might be drinking too much? Answer the simple questions in the Alcohol self-assessmentfrom NHS Choices and find out what kind of a relationship you have with alcohol.
Alcohol misuse - David's story
David has been an alcoholic for 25 years but hasn't drunk for the last four. He describes how his addiction started and the effect it had on his health and relationships.
The specialist services can offer you a range of advice and support to suit your needs. You would need to discuss this with the service you contact but examples include:
All helplines and services are totally confidential. You can discuss your concerns about alcohol misuse freely. You don't have to give your name if you don't want to.
The only time a service would request your name is if you accessed structured treatment or you need to access medical assistance. For safety reasons and to ensure they can provide you with good quality care they would then ask for your details. However, this will be in total confidence.
The only time a service would breach confidentiality is if they feel the public or a child is at risk or they feel you are at risk of harming yourself.
See our alcohol, drugs and substance misuse page for details about the risks and health effects of using alcohol and drugs.
Craven organisation for drugs and alcohol (CODA)
Full contact details for Craven organisation for drugs and alcohol (CODA), including a confidential helpline, can be found below.http://www.coda-craven.org
Tel: 01756 794362
Fax: 01756 795522
Hambleton and Richmondshire community addiction service (HARCAS)
Full contact details for Hambleton and Richmondshire community addiction service (HARCAS), including a confidential helpline, can be found below.http://www.harcas.ik.com
Tel: 01609 780486 (24-hour answer machine)
York Carers Centre
York Carers Centre supports carers who are affected by a family members' substance misuse and works to help the whole family cope with the problems that arise from addiction.http://www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk/con...
Tel: 01904 715490
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale drug & alcohol services (The Cambridge Centre)
Full contact details for the Cambridge Centre, providing drug & alcohol services in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas, can be found below.http://www.cambridgecentre.org
Tel: 01723 367475
Fax: 01723 503803
Selby drug & alcohol services (Compass)
Full contact details for Compass, providing drug & alcohol services in the Selby area, can be found below.http://www.compass-uk.org/
Tel: 01757 212355
Fax: 01757 704538
The Gate, Harrogate (drug treatment services)
Full contact details for The Gate, Harrogate, including the range of services they provide, can be found below.http://cri.org.uk/gate_harrogate.php
Tel: 01423 502227
Fax: 01423 521865
Lifeline works with individuals, families and communities to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse.http://www.lifeline.org.uk/
Tel: 01904 464680
If alcohol is costing you more than money call Alcoholics Anonymous today in complete confidence.http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.u...
Tel: 0845 769 7555
Drinkline - the national alcohol helpline
For help and advice on alcohol related issues, call Drinkline.Tel: 0800 917 8282