Al-Anon Family Groups is part of a worldwide organisation offering understanding and support for families and friends of people who have issues around alcohol whether the person is still drinking or not. They run a helpline 10am – 10pm 365 days a year which you can call for confidential help. They also hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with issues around alcohol.
You can find when and where their meetings take place in your area using their search engine www.al-anonuk.org.uk/find-a-meeting/ or by calling their helpline 0800 0086 811 (10am-10pm 365 days a year.
Additionally they have ‘virtual meetings’ via telephone or online.
Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people aged 12 – 17 years who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, often that of a parent. Alateen is not for teenagers with issues around alcohol, unless their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. To find out what support is available around Sheffield, contact the General Service Office on 020 7593 2070.
Covid Update 7th August 2020: Most groups are running online but some meetings are starting to commence face to face. You can call Al-Anon’s free and confidential helpline on 0800 0086 811 and one of their volunteers will be able to provide group contacts information.