Your drinking Help and support Support a loved one Harmful drinking can cause significant issues not only for the alcohol user, but also members of their family in the form of health problems, financial worries, relationship breakdown and parenting difficulties. If you are being affected by someone else's drinking you need and deserve support. Find out about the support available here. Someone might need help with their drinking if: They are unable to control the amount they drink Their behaviour changes because of their drinking Their drinking is causing problems in everyday life If you are worried someone you know's drinking, you should talk to someone about it. The first place to start might be your GP. You can find out about alcohol services using our local services directory. You can read all our blogs about alcohol and families here.