Drink Support

Types of Support

We offer support in a number of ways.  We provide links to generic support organisations such as charities in more specific areas, for a particular need or problem.  We also in some cases provide specific support, sometimes in the form of one-to-one help, sometimes special events or services. Finally, we can offer links to products which we believe can help in this area. In these last two cases, they contain affiliate links which mean that we may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. 

Support Organisations

The organisations in this category are generally government organisations or charities, set up to help people with this particular issue.

The NHS have a section on alcohol support here

Drinkaware is an independent charity trying to reduce alcohol misuse here

Specific events, coaching / training or technical support

These are more specific things you can do, such as take a course or get one-to-one advice.  There may be a charge involved.  

ClubSoda offer a course on Mindful Drinking here

Bright Eye provide online alcohol therapy here

UK Addiction Treatment Centres offer support and rehab and have a free confidential helpline here

Alcohol Change UK is a leading charity with information and tools including an app   here

Ellen Clair provide holistic health training courses in Ireland here

Products

There may be some things you can buy which will help you achieve your targets.  Some of these are listed here. Again there will be a cost involved, and you’ll leave our site to buy them.  We may earn a small commission.

The Sophisticated Alcoholic

We like the approach taken in this book by David Allen. It breaks all the rules about treating alcoholism – it’s not just about the stereotypical alcoholic but the invisible majority, These people are the middle class drinkers, they are in control of their lives with the significant exception that they know that their use of alcohol is excessive. These are the silent majority – the ‘Sophisticated Alcoholics’.

It suggests the view that alcoholism is a disease is wrong, and depressing. It says that changing beliefs and perceptions is at the heart of tackling excessive and damaging drinking. This is fundamental to our approach – you have to want to change – this book says that you CAN change and you are not a slave to your genes or an incurable disease.

The editor is current NHS consultant psychiatrist Dr James Kustow.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask the author or you just want to get in touch, use this email rather than the one in the book: [email protected]com

Alcoholic Control

How to stop drinking and change your life. This shows you how to take control before your relationships start to suffer. Kindle, audiobook and paperback.

Allen Carr's Easyway for women to stop drinking

Allen Carr’s Easyway series has sold millions of copies. This for women to stop drinking, and has several assurances and doesn’t talk down to you. In Kindle, audiobook and paperback..

Give Up Alcohol CD and App

This 3 in 1 self hypnosis CD, MP3 and app shows you how to cut down drinking and stop dangerous binge drinking

The Biology of Desire: Why addiction is not a disease

Through five stories of addicts, this explains what happens in the brain and how to overcome it.  In Kindle, paperback and hard cover.

The Fastest Way To Stop Drinking audiobook

This audiobook is by Craig Beck and shows how to stop drinking, without declaring yourself an alcoholic and without humiliation, rehab, group meetings or pain. It provides a permanent cure. Audiobook.

Kudzu 120 capsules to reduce alcohol addiction

This bottle of Kudzu and Acerola capsules gives a two month supply to reduce addiction to alcohol and nicotine and detox.

Kindle Unlimited

A lot of support comes in the form of additional focussed reading, and we use Amazon as a source of books.  We find reading on Kindle more convenient (you can change the font size when your eyes get tired!).  If you do read, we use Kindle Unlimited as a way of reading books cheaply, and you can get three months free by clicking the link below.

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