Dry January is a great way for many people to reset their relationship with alcohol - but some people might need more support. If you think that you are drinking too much, there is support out there to help you. Below are some of the places you can find help and advice, in order to take control over your relationship with alcohol and improve your health. 

Our Facebook group

Doing Dry January and finding it tricky? You can take a look at our Facebook community, or for more support join the Dry January and Beyond group.

Audit tool

If you think you may be drinking too much, you can use our audit tool to give you an idea how healthy your drinking is. 

If your AUDIT score is 15 or more, you may wish to seek support, as you could benefit from cutting back

If your AUDIT score is 20 or more, you are at risk of alcohol dependence and we would strongly advise you to speak to your GP or local alcohol service as soon as possible, to find out about your options for reducing your drinking. If this is the case, Dry January isn't for you as cutting alcohol out altogether could be dangerous.

Your GP

If you're worried about your drinking, or even just curious, book an appointment with your GP and have a chat with them. They can offer confidential advice and support to make some lasting changes, and help you feel in tip-top condition again.

Alcohol services near you

If you are struggling with alcohol, you need and deserve support. Alcohol services range from support groups to residential treatment. Use our online directory to see what alcohol services are available near you.

What if someone you know is struggling with alcohol?

You can support them to find help using the resources above. But there is also support available to you: harmful drinking can cause significant issues not only for the alcohol user, but also members of their family. If you are affected by someone else's drinking you need and deserve support.

Find out about the support available to you here

Alcoholics Anonymous 

You can also contact Alcoholics Anonymous whose helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 9177 650. If you would prefer you can also email them at [email protected] or live chat via their website

Alternatively, if you want to become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, you can attend regular support meetings, free of charge. Find you nearest meeting here.

No matter how big or small you consider your alcohol problem to be, it is always better to reach out for support rather than suffer in silence. Get the help you need today, and address your relationship with alcohol.