Where can I find help to stop/reduce my drinking/alcohol addiction?

St Helens Intergrated Recovery Services, Change, Grow, Live (CGL)is a social care and health charity that works with individuals who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals. They can provide confidential information, advice, treatment options and support for adults in St Helens.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. They have several support groups that are held throughout the borough.

There are also national organisations and charities that you can go to for further information, such as, drinkaware, al anon and Frank.

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with alcohol reduction through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is about supporting men, particularly those aged 15-35. It’s about giving you a break, a way of getting things off your chest and sorting your head out. If you’re going through a tough time and live on Merseyside then they could help you get back to enjoying your life. They provide a helpline (0800 58 58 58) and a website full of information, blogs and stories on issues relating to depression and suicide.