If you are looking to address your alcohol use, we recommend seeking professional support before you start to cut down.
Alcohol dependence is when your body requires alcohol to function normally. Not everyone who misuses alcohol is dependent but reducing the amount you drink without professional support can be dangerous. If you experience any of the following we recommend speaking to your GP:
- seizures (fits)
- hand tremors (‘the shakes’)
- seeing things that are not actually real (visual hallucinations)
- difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
Regardless of your alcohol intake we still recommend you speak with a local service or your GP to discuss your options for achieving your goals.
I am looking for support
Everyone’s journey to cutting down on alcohol is different and deciding the best support for you depends on your drinking patterns and life situation.
There is no one size fits all approach and everyone’s journey is unique to them.
All services vary slightly in their approach but they all will work with you and support you to ensure you are offered appropriate supports to achieve your goals. If you are unsure about what route you would like to take we recommend you use the guide below and contact one of the services who will discuss the right treatment path for you.