There are risks associated with ceasing alcohol consumption suddenly.

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’)
  • sweating
  • seeing things that are not actually real (visual hallucinations)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • 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 would like to explore if I have a problem with alcohol

These tools have been developed to support you in exploring your alcohol use and help you gain a better insight into your drinking habits.

Alcohol Toolkit

Community Alcohol Resource Manual

Information and advice for anyone looking to make changes in their alcohol use, and for family members  and professionals

Pros and Cons

List the pros and cons of your alcohol use

Alcohol Diary

This diary is designed to help you see how much you are drinking

Alcohol Quiz

Check your drinking

Self-help tips for alcohol reduction