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Alcohol Support Services

Realising and admitting you may have a problem with alcohol is your first step in getting help.

At Help Me Stop, we specialise in supporting people with addiction, offering alcohol rehab for adults who need it, and helping them to get help with alcohol addiction.

So What is Rehab? We offer a non-residential rehab programme both online and in-person, where we will work with you intensively using the 12-step approach to addiction treatment.  We also integrate other therapeutic approaches including CBT, psychodynamic therapy and person-centred therapy within our group and one-to-one sessions. Our treatment programme will help you stop drinking alcohol (and/or taking drugs) and get a handle on your addiction over the course of six weeks. We also provide three months of free aftercare, to support you in the early stages of your recovery after you complete treatment with us.

We developed this programme because we wanted to offer an effective, affordable and accessible solution for those looking for help with alcohol addiction. A lot of the team members at Help Me Stop are in recovery themselves, so they know what you are going through. It also means we knew there was a gap for rehab in London that was non-residential and didn’t mean the price was inaccessible. Dayhab was designed to help those who need it, while they integrate their recovery into their daily life, and make rehab in London work for them, or choose to recover online.

If you are looking for alcohol addiction help, please get in touch with Help Me Stop here. We offer abstinence-based treatment programmes in west London, central London and online, so you can choose the option that best works for you.

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Alternatives to Rehab in London

However, we know that rehab isn’t the right route for everyone, especially if you are looking to cut down your alcohol intake, rather than overcome an addiction. Whatever your needs, there are plenty of support systems out there that you can access. 

Realising you may have a problem with your relationship with alcohol is the first step to getting the help that you need and deserve. If you feel a strong urge to drink, or feel out of control in doing so, that may be a sign that you need to seek help. Other scenarios and symptoms of problematic drinking include:

  • Sacrificing important areas of your life such as work and family, so you can drink either alone or with friends
  • Your loved ones have mentioned your alcohol intake and problems that alcohol is causing you or them
  • You feel your drinking is causing problems in your life. You are finding yourself drinking more than the recommended intake of alcohol. The NHS recommends no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread across 3 days or more. That works out at around 6 medium (175ml) glasses of wine, or 6 pints of 4% beer.

If any of these resonate with you, or you are thinking about reaching out for support for another reason, here are some of the trusted resources available to you.

Government and NHS support

A range of resources and services have been made available from the government for those struggling with drug and alcohol misuse and addiction. These are usually free of charge.

You can find local addiction services using this page of the NHS website. This specifically searches for those that cater to alcohol misuse and addiction.

You can enquire about the NHS ‘talking therapy’ service via this page of the NHS website. This is a free therapy service that does not necessarily require a referral from your GP.

Support for parents and families

Al-Anon facilitates family groups to support people who struggle with alcohol, and people who are affected by another’s drinking. Their website can be found here.

Families Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of family members and friends who have been affected by the misuse of drugs, alcohol and behavioural problems. They have a presence in the UK. You can find out more at their website here.

Alcohol detoxification support

Withdrawal from alcohol can, in extreme cases, be fatal. Some alcoholics will require a short stay in a hospital or medically supported location so they can safely undergo withdrawal from alcohol. The NHS may provide this depending on their assessment of your need and their ability to offer support.

Please also feel free to call Help Me Stop on 0208 191 9191 or use our contact form to get in touch. We can signpost you to services that can help you with alcohol detoxification.

The Family Rights Group is a charity that provides advice to parents and family members whose children require or are involved in the use of social services. Their website can be found here.

Other Support

The national alcohol helpline is called Drinkline. You can call from 9AM to 8PM in the week, and from 11AM to 4PM at the weekend at 0300 123 1110. This is a service for anyone struggling with alcohol, or anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol consumption.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a long-standing self-help group available in the UK. Their website can be found here. It makes use of the 12-step programme, part of which is used in our own Dayhab and Digital Dayhab programmes.

FRANK is the national information service on drugs and alcohol. Their website can be found here and contains a wide range of educational resources.

If you are concerned about your immediate use of alcohol, or the use of a friend or loved one, Help Me Stop’s intensive Digital Dayhab programme is designed to be completed from home at a significantly lower cost than traditional residential rehabilitation. Learn more about it here.

If you’d like to talk to us directly, call us on 0208 191 9191 or email us via our contact form. We will be here for you to find help with alcohol and addiction.