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Local Support Services

  • Action on Addiction – SHARP

Structured day-programme based on a 12-step approach.

Open access to all but personal visit required.

0151 703 0679

  • Al-Anon Family Groups

An organisation for the relatives and friends of alcoholics.

Helpline: 020 7403 0888 (10am–10pm)

  • Alateen

Part of Al-Anon and for teenagers aged 12–17 years whose lives have been affected by someone’s drinking.

Contact for information on Alateen meetings.

020 7407 0215

  • Drinkline

24-hour support or advice.

0800 917 8282

  • OKUK

Counselling service for 11–18 year old people suffering from drug or alcohol harm. Will accept 7–10 and 19–25 under special circumstances.

Referral can be made by individuals, families or organisations.

0151 702 0740/0781/0733/0719

  • The Basement

Support for homeless people including drop-in, laundry, showers, housing support, benefits, specialist substance misuse support.

Also assertive street drinkers outreach services.

Open access to anyone or organisation.

0151 707 1515

  • Young Addaction

Assertive outreach and city-centre based services for young people with alcohol problems. Self-referral or by relevant organisation or professional.

08000 196 197

  • GP

Private and confidential advice close to home.