CUTTING DOWN – TIPS TO STAY ON TRACK

Support and advice to cut down or stop

If your drinking is at the increasing or high risk level we recommend you cut down - here are your options: 

1. Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

WCDAS provides community drug and alcohol treatment and support for residents of Wandsworth who have problems with their drug and/or alcohol misuse. Anyone can refer themselves directly to the service. It offers a range of free and confidential treatment and support services for drug and/or alcohol misuse, including:

  • Counselling and psycho-social support
  • Group work
  • Access to residential detoxification and rehabilitation

St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St. John's Hill, Battersea SW11 1SW 

Tel. 020 8812 4120 

2. Speak to a specialist Alcohol Counsellor

You can find your nearest alcohol counselling service here 

3. Join Drink Checker 

Join Drink Checker to set yourself goals to cut down, keep track of your drinking and see how much you save each week. You can also receive regular tips by text or email. 

4. Use our tips and tricks to cut down

Learn the secrets of cutting down with our tips and tricks - and follow our Go Slow plan for a hangover free night out.  

5. Get support from a self-help group 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free self-help group. Its "12-step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups.

Smart Recovery UK is also a network of free self-help groups. It believes change comes about through motivation, behavior change and self-learning.

Al-Anon Family Groups offer support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they're still drinking or not.

6. Get advice from Drinkline 

This is the national Telephone Helpline for anyone concerned about their drinking - Tel. 0800 917 8282 - with information and help to callers worried about their own drinking, as well as advice and support to family and friends

 

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7. Further help online

Down Your Drink

Specialist website aimed at heavy drinkers with web-based counselling - Down Your Drink has been designed by doctors at University College London

Change for Life

Information on a healthier relationship to drinking from Change 4 Life - an excellent website from the Department of Health on keeping yourself healthy

NHS Information on alcohol

Detailed advice on alcohol and health from NHS Live Well

Drinkaware

Drinkaware aim to increase awareness and understanding of the role of alcohol in society, enabling individuals to make informed choices about their drinking

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