Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

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Patient UK

Has a number of information leaflets relating to alcohol:

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Drinkline

The National Alcohol Helpline - Tel: 0800 917 8282 Offers: help to callers worried about their own drinking; support to the family and friends of people who are drinking; advice to callers on where to go for help.

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Young People and Alcohol

Information from Direct.gov.

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Department of Health - Alcohol misuse

Includes information on the National Alcohol Strategy and Policy, and advice on sensible drinking and the prevention of alcohol misuse.

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Alcohol-use disorders overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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School-based interventions on alcohol

Information from NICE.

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Alcohol-use disorders: physical complications

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Advice to patients on withdrawing from alcohol at home

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Alcohol

Information from Health Challenge Wales offering information on how to drink sensibly.

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Alcohol Focus Scotland

Committed to improving the quality of people's lives by changing Scotland's drinking culture - promoting responsible drinking behaviour and discouraging drinking to excess.

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Alcohol and Drugs

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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AddAction

Helping individuals and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

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AddictionToday/Addiction Recovery Foundation

Publishes information in the UK on addiction recovery. Articles include therapeutic techniques, lists of self-help groups and treatment centres, details of seminars and workshops for professionals and people in recovery, research, news, complementary medicines, relevant legislation ... and more.

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Alcohol and Cancer

Information from Cancer Research UK.

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Alcohol and You

Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

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Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire

For families and friends of alcoholics. Al-Anon Family Groups provide understanding, strength and hope to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking.

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Alcohol

Information from The British Liver Trust, the national charity for adult liver disease.

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Alcohol

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Alcohol Concern

National agency on alcohol misuse in England and Wales. Works both to reduce the costs of alcohol misuse and to develop the range and quality of helping services available to problem drinkers and their families.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

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Advice for Alcohol Problems (APAS)

APAS is an independent provider of all kinds of services designed to reduce the harm alcohol causes to individuals, families and the communities they live in. (Also offers services dealing with drugs and gambling).

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Carenza Care

carenzacare.co.uk is a web resource developed to inform, educate and be used as a support resource for Alcohol Related Cognitive Impairement / Dementia, including Wernicke - Korsakoff's Syndrome (KS / WKS).

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Castle Craig Clinic

A residential hospital treatment centre for alcoholism and other addictions. The clinic and treatment is under medical direction and it is recognised by the major medical insurers.

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Cyswllt Ceredigion Contact

A day service, based in Aberystwyth, providing help, advice and support for people with drug and alcohol problems, and for their families.

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DDE (Drink Driver Education)

Organise drink-driver awareness courses for the DTLR and offer, through the website, initial advice to those who are charged with drink-driving.

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Drink Aware

All kinds of useful information about alcohol and drinking, from fascinating facts to practical tips, to suit all kinds of people and occasions. On the site you will find the answers to your questions about alcohol units, and how many units are in real drinks and serving sizes, and you can check how the sensible drinking message applies to you and your life.

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Down Your Drink

A six week online programme that tells you what you need to know to stay drinking safely.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK

This website has been designed to raise awareness, give informed choice, provide information and support for people affected by / interested in Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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Foundation 66

Provider of specialist alcohol related services backed up by over 30 years' experience. Works to reduce the harm caused by problem drinking to both the individual and society.

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Francis House

The facility is fully accredited and registered with Devon Social Services as a Residential Care Home for men with alcohol related problems.

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Institute of Alcohol Studies

The aim of the Institute of Alcohol Studies is to increase knowledge of alcohol and the social and health consequences of its misuse.

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Life For The World Trust

Residential rehabilitation based on a Christian philosophy for men aged 20-40 with drug/alcohol dependency.

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Marksnape Reaching Out

A personal site written by a former heavy drinker. Includes personal experiences, useful tips, FAQs on alcohol and drug questions, "did you know" pages, rehab info, and more.

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Alcohol Dependence

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Alcohol withdrawal

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

A national non-profit organisation working on behalf of children of alcoholics.

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Oxfordshire Council on Alcohol

Libra project.

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PROMIS Recovery Centre

Employs the Twelve Step programme of treatment for addictive or compulsive disorders, based upon the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and the other Anonymous Fellowships.

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The Alcoholism Guide

A website outlining all the options (and that includes the 12 step method) open to alcoholics and problem drinkers who wish to access alcoholism help.

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Turning Point

A large national charity helping people with drink, drug and mental health problems. 60 centres throughout England and Wales.

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Addictions

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Alcohol misuse

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Hangover

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient UK support pages for Addiction - Alcohol / Drugs and Addiction - Residential / Rehabilitation.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.