Free Alcohol Addiction Helplines

Published by Raffa Bari | Last updated: 23rd February 2023


Clinically Reviewed by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

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All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.
Last Reviewed: 22nd September 2022

Free Alcohol Addiction HelplinesAlcohol addiction can be very damaging to the alcoholic themselves and their families, with more than half a million people affected by alcohol addiction every year.

With the problem of alcohol abuse being so widespread, seeking support and treatment to overcome alcohol addiction is beneficial to every person affected.

Although the effects of alcohol addiction are not limited to relationships, there are many psychological and physical effects of continued alcohol abuse.

Many alcohol addiction helplines have been launched to combat this, providing life-saving advice and service recommendations.

If you, a friend or your family member needs support for alcohol addiction, a free helpline can be the best place to begin. Helplines can help with treatment recommendations, intervention planning and admission into a rehabilitation facility.

They can also be beneficial during recovery to keep you on track and listen to any issues and concerns you may have during your journey to long-term sobriety.

Below we have collated a list of free alcohol addiction helplines ready to take your call today. We have ordered them alphabetically, not by value or level of support.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

Call: 0800 9177 650



Alcoholics Anonymous Family Groups 

Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Call: 0800 0086 811, (10am to 10pm daily)



Dan 24/7

DAN 24/7 is a free and bilingual telephone helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information and/or help relating to drugs and/or alcohol.

Call: 0808 808 2234

Text: 81066


Drink Aware

Drinkaware is an independent charity that aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

Call: 0300 123 1110



National Association For Children Of Alcoholics (NACOA)

At Nacoa, they understand what it’s like when a parent drinks too much. They won’t judge and will help for as long as you want.

When you call or email, you can tell them as little or as much as you want. Your calls and emails can be long or short, and you can contact them as often as you wish.

Call: 0800 358 3456




Samaritan volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls every day.

They are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans are not only for the moment of crisis; they take action to prevent the crisis.

Call: 116 123 (24/7)



Scottish Families Affected By Drugs And Alcohol 

They are a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. They give information and advice to many people to help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing and can link you with local support.

Call: 08080 101 011




SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

SupportLine is a member of the Helplines Association. SupportLine also provides support by email and post.

Call: 01708 765200


Post: Supportline, PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex, RM7 1JA

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author Last updated: 23rd February 2023

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 22nd September 2022

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.