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Alcohol misuse: help and advice
BRITAIN'S STREETS OF BOOZE
Monday 3 - Friday 7 Oct
BBC One, 0915BST
Find out more about the series Britain's Streets of Booze
BBC One's Britain's Streets of Booze looks at the diverse and devastating effects that alcohol misuse can have on our lives.

Here are some sources of information and advice which may be able to help if you have been affected by any of the issues raised in the programme.

You can also get the same type of information by calling our Action Line number, 08000 688 456, which is free and confidential.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Alcohol Concern

Waterbridge House, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EE
Tel: 020 7928 7377
The national agency on alcohol misuse, which provides information, encourages debate and provides support to services dealing with the effects of alcohol while seeking to influence national alcohol policy.

Institute of Alcohol Studies

Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QS
Tel: 020 7222 4001
Independent educational charity which seeks to increase understanding of alcohol and public policies necessary to deal with its misuse.

Government guidelines: how to drink sensibly

Information from the Department of Health

Drinkaware: advice on sensible drinking

A charity linked to the Portman Group set up by leading UK drinks producers to promote responsible drinking and to help prevent misuse of alcohol.

Information on alcohol from BBC Health

Information on alcohol addiction from BBC Health

Medical Council on Alcoholism

3 St. Andrew's Place, London NW1 4LB
Tel: 0207 487 4445
The MCA has an educational and advisory role within the medical profession.

Alcohol Focus Scotland

2nd floor, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW
Tel: 0141 572 6700
Works in providing up-to-date information and advice on alcohol issues, raising awareness of alcohol-related problems, training for alcohol counsellors and influencing alcohol policy.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK

Charity which raises awareness of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

NOFAS-UK

14 B Hoop Lane, London NW11 8JL
Tel: 0208 458 5951
The national organisation on Feotal Alcohol Syndrome, which helps individuals suffering from FASD, their families and carers.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Your GP

Drinkline
Tel: 0800 917 82 82
Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alcohol treatment services, by area

Compiled by Alcohol Concern

Down Your Drink

An online alcohol screening and advice system provided by Alcohol Concern. This free and confidential programme takes less than an hour a week, over six weeks.

Alcoholics Anonymous

PO Box 1, Stonebow House, Stonebow, York YO1 7NJ
Helpline: 0845 769 7555 (calls charged at local rate)
The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees; AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution.

AL-ANON Family Groups UK and Eire

61 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YF
24-hour helpline: 020 7403 0888
Al-Anon's aim is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with those with drinking problems.

Alateen

61 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YF
24-hour helpline: 020 7403 0888. Fax: 010 7378 9910
Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and is for young people, aged 12-20, who are affected by a problem drinker.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

PO Box 64, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2UH
Helpline: 0800 358 3456
Addresses the problems faced by children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from the problem of alcoholism.

British Liver Trust

Portman House, 44 High Street, Ringwood, BH24 1AG
Tel: 01425 463080
The British Liver Trust is the only UK charity helping adults with all forms of liver disease.

Thames Reach Bondway: helping London's homeless

Thames Reach Bondway, based in London is one of the UK's leading charities working with homeless men and women.

Eurocare

Eurocare Secretariat, 1 The Quay, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5AR
Tel: 01480 466766
Eurocare is an alliance of agencies set up to tackle problems associated with alcohol use at a European Level.

Molly's Unofficial AA UK Website

This site is published by Molly, a grateful alcoholic with 13 years of sobriety thanks to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. The content of this site is neither endorsed nor approved by AA in the UK. It contains personal stories and information about AA 's activities in the UK.


Britain's Streets of Booze was broadcast from Monday 3 to Friday 7 October 2005 at 0915 BST on BBC One.




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