Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Useful Links

Below are some national agencies that can offer advice. Visit the Alcohol Focus Scotland Website for links to services in your local area.

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Alcohol Focus Scotland

DescriptionInformation about alcohol and links to services in your area.


Target Group – Family & friends of problem drinkers
Opening Hours – 24 hour
Address – Mansfield Park Building Unit 6 22 Mansfield Street Glasgow G11 5QP
Phone – 0141 339 8884
DescriptionProviding support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Target Group – Anyone, of any age, that wishes to stop drinking
Opening Hours - 24 hour
Address - Baltic Chambers 50 Wellington Street Glasgow G2 6HJ
Phone – 0141 221 9450 or 0845 769 7555
Contact Email -
DescriptionAlcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Breathing Space

Opening Hours - Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am, Weekend: 24 hour
Phone – 0800 83 85 87
DescriptionBreathing space provides a confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.


Target Group - Children and young people Opening Hours 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Phone - 0800 1111
Description - Free 24 hour counselling service. ChildLine deals with any issues which cause distress or concern to children and young people including child abuse, bullying, self harm, substance misuse, parental separation and pregnancy.

Down Your Drink

Target Group – Anyone that is concerned about their drinking
Opening Hours – 24 Hour
DescriptionDown Your Drink is an online course, completed at your own pace, which provides a “three phase approach” to help you take control of your drinking.


Target Group - Anyone concerned about their alcohol use
Opening Hours – 24 hour
Phone – 0800 7 314 314
Description24 hour telephone support for anyone requiring help with an alcohol related issue.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

Target Group – Anyone requiring emotional support
Address – Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ
Phone - 0141 530 1000
Contact                                                                           Description - SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity They have a range of services available to those in need of support.

The Samaritans

WebsiteTarget Group – Anyone requiring emotional support
Address – Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK Chris, P.O. Box 90 90 Stirling FK8 2SA
Phone - 08457 90 90 90
Description - The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those induced by the consumption of alcohol.