Help me reduce my drinking
If you have alcohol concerns and are a Croydon resident, you can access self-help materials and find information on other organisations that offer support.
Change Grow Live
Change Grow Live is a local service that offers a range of personalised support, based on your needs and what you would like to achieve, including:
- one-to-one or group sessions
- referrals to residential and community detoxes, as well as residential rehab
- counselling services
- advice on staying safe and how to reduce potential harm, with support from people with similar life experiences
Call: 0300 123 9288
Croydon Talking Therapies
If you are drinking heavily and are also experiencing low mood, Croydon Talking Therapies offers many different types of support including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling. Talking therapy can be delivered in lots of different ways including one to one, through online programmes, in a group, and over the phone.
Call Croydon Talking Therapies service: 020 3228 4040
Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their, or someone else's drinking, regardless of the caller's age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or spirituality.
Call Drinkline: 0300 123 1110
Weekdays: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm
Weekends: Saturday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm
NHS drinking and alcohol
NHS Choices can help to provide you with more information about alcohol and the impact it can have on your health and wellbeing.
Plan drink-free days with Drink Free Days app
With this app, you can update and track your drink-free days, get practical and straightforward tips to help you control your drinking. You will receive reminders when you need it most, and celebrate milestones when you reach your targets.
Support and advice on how to drink less
The Better Health website has support and advice on how to drink less.
How many calories are there in alcohol?
Curious about how many calories you might have consumed?
Calculate your alcohol units
Use the unit calculator on the Alcohol Change UK website to find out more about how many units you consume.
How does alcohol affect my mood?
Use the Mind Plan quiz and find out more about how you can improve your mood and wellbeing.