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 


Find out more about Change Grow Live on the website 

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

Visit the Croydon Talking Therapies website  


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. 

Visit NHS alcohol support for more information

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. 

Find out more about the Drink Free Days app on the Better Health website 

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Support and advice on how to drink less

The Better Health website has support and advice on how to drink less.  

Find out more on the Better Health website 
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How many calories are there in alcohol?

Curious about how many calories you might have consumed?

Try out this free calorie calculator on the Drinkaware website 
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Calculate your alcohol units

Use the unit calculator on the Alcohol Change UK website to find out more about how many units you consume.   

Check your units on the Alcohol Change UK website
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How does alcohol affect my mood?

Use the Mind Plan quiz and find out more about how you can improve your mood and wellbeing.

Visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website and take the quiz

Contact us

Freephone: 0800 019 8570