How will I know if I have a problem?

Each person is different. There isn’t one right answer. You, or a family member or friend may have noticed changes in your behaviour, a compulsive need to use alcohol or drugs, a sense of dependence upon alcohol or drugs. If you are unsure, it costs nothing to call the Helpline on 0800 787 797. Your call remains confidential.

What is a ‘brief assessment’?

This is where a trained and experienced Helpline counsellor talks with you about your current situation, how much you drink or how you use drugs, about your general health and about your desires to change. This assessment enables them to provide you with appropriate advice, guidance and help. Your information remains anonymous and confidential.