Al-Anon Family Groups is part of a worldwide organisation offering understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers whether the alcoholic 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 alcoholism.
You can find when and where their meetings take place in your area using their search engine www.al-anonuk.org.uk/meetings or by calling their helpline 020 7403 0888
There are also opportunities for ‘phone meetings’ and ‘electronic’/’online’ meetings.
Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people aged 12 – 17 years who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, usually that of a parent. Alateen is not for teenage alcoholics, unless their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. To find out what support is available in or near Sheffield, contact the General Service Office on 020 7053 2070.