The Sober Experiment

Help and Advice Services

Useful Contacts

Alcoholics Anonymous – Great Britain

AA is an organisation of men and women who share their experience with each other hoping to solve their problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. If you need help with a drinking problem you can contact Alcoholics Anonymous.

Free helpline: 0800 917 7650
Email helpline:


Al-Anon is worldwide and offers support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers.

Confidential Helpline 0800 008 6811 (open 10am-10pm)

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

Information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents and people concerned with their welfare through a free and confidential telephone and email helpline.

Free helpline: 0800 358 3456
Email helpline:


Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone elses drinking regardless of the callers age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.

Free helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm


Provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.

Helpline: 116 123 (24hrs)
Email helpline: (they try their hardest to get back to your email within 24 hours)

Turning Point

Turning Point works to support many individuals with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives. Learning Disability. Placeholder Image. drug and alcohol – Turning Point provide a wide range of health and wellbeing services. Whether you come to us with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern or a learning disability, we’ll give you the individual support you need. By tailoring our services we can support you each step of the way.

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Hub of hope

The hub of hope is completely anonymous and basically a database that allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts it has a ‘talk now’ button too which connects you directly to the Samaritans.

You can download the hub of Hope app by searching on your app store or click on the link below to find help near you.

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Public Health England

list of resources, reading material
and treatment information for users, families, carers and
healthcare professionals.

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Rehab Online

A directory of residential rehabilitation
services across the UK. Users can search by location or by

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Livewell by NHS Choices

Numerous easy-to-read resources on a
variety of addictions, how to get help and self-service questionnaires.

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