Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire: -

Helpline providing support for families and friends of problem drinkers,

whether the person is still drinking or not

Alcohol Concern: -

website includes online directory of local services.

Alcohol Focus Scotland (Area served Scotland): -

Telephone information, advice and other services for people concerned about their own or someone else's drinking.

Details of where to get counselling and support

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 0845 7697 555, -

Over 3,300 groups in the UK. Help drinkers to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Fellowship of men and women share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

Drinkline: 0800 7314 314 

Advice and information for people with alcohol problems or anyone concerned about alcohol misuse.

Advice on sensible drinking and information on services to help people cut down on their drinking

National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 0800 358 3456
Helpline offering information, advice and support to children of alcoholics and people concerned about their welfare

Salvation Army: -

Runs homes for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts

Support Line Telephone Helpline: 01708 765200, email -

Provides emotional support and details of local helplines, counsellors providing specific help relating to alcohol

Turning Point: -

To enable people with serious problems related to drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and learning disabilities to lead more independent lives by providing high quality community services. Running over 100 projects nationally, ranging from residential rehabilitation centres to drop in counselling services, needle exchanges, phone advice services and individual community workers

Young People: For information about alcohol check out information at run by Youth Net UK

Smart Recovery UK: 

Smart Recovery UK runs a network of self-help/mutual aid meetings where, through open and confidential discussion

participants help each other and themselves with recovery from any kind of addictive behaviour.

Also online community of meetings.

The purpose is to help individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence,

achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. - Click Health on top bar then click on Mental Health, scroll down to Addictions

109 Irish Street Dumfries DG1 2NP 

01387 266667 (please note this line is not manned 24/7)

07387 874201 (Text)

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