You can use our AUDIT tool to see how healthy your drinking is. If your AUDIT score is 15 or more, you may wish to discuss it with your GP or your local alcohol service, 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. 

Use our online directory to see what services are available near you. 

If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can contact:

  • Drinklinea free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)
  • 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 at
  • Al-Anon, which offers support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers. Confidential Helpline 0207 4030888  (open 10am-10pm)

You can also visit NHS Choices, which provides advice and information on alcohol and offers a database of support and treatment services.