Alcohol addiction can cause serious mental and physical damage to the individual involved and to their friends and families.
There are groups in our local communities which offer support and advice to everyone affected by a person’s alcoholism.
- Alcoholics Anonymous provide help to anyone who wants to stop drinking.
- Alcoholics Anonymous is not associated with any religion, political group, organisation or institution.
- There are no fees for Alcoholics Anonymous membership. “Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” – From the Alcoholics Anonymous website.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in most locations in Lanarkshire.
To find out more about the help provided by Alcoholics Anonymous, and to learn where your nearest meeting takes place, visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.
You can also contact them on 0141 226 2214.
- Al-Anon provides support to the friends and families of people who have a problem with alcohol.
- Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for young people aged from 12 to 17 who have been affected by someone’s drinking.
- At Al-Anon meetings people receive comfort and understanding and, through sharing their experiences, learn how to cope with their problems.
- Members learn there are things they can do to help themselves and, indirectly, to help the alcoholic.
- There are no fees for Al-Anon. The groups support themselves through members’ voluntary contributions and the sale of literature.
- Al-Anon does not have any religious or other affiliations.
You can contact Al-Anon on their Scottish helpline number, which is open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year - Telephone: 0141 339 8884.
For more details on Al-Anon and to find your nearest local group visit their website.