Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) - useful resources

Resources and useful organisations who can support with ARBD.

Alcohol-related brain damage
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020 3817 9410
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Adfam is a national charity that works with families who are affected by someone’s use of drugs and alcohol. It has an online message board and a database of local support groups.

Alcohol Change UK

020 3907 8480
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Alcohol Change UK is a national charity. It works on  alcohol issues in England and Wales, campaigning for effective alcohol policy and better services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain

0800 9177 650
[email protected]
Alcoholics Anonymous provides support for  people to recover from alcoholism. You can use the website to find a meeting in your area.


0800 0086 811 (helpline, 10am–10pm every day)
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Al-Anon provides support for family members and friends of people who are addicted to alcohol. At regular Al-Anon Family Groups people can share their experiences of living with alcoholism.


0300 123 1110 (9am–8pm Monday –Friday,
11am–4pm Saturday and Sunday)
Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline. Calls to the helpline are free and confidential. 

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa)

0800 358 3456 (helpline 12am–9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12am–7pm Monday, Friday, Saturday, )
[email protected]
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) has a free and confidential telephone and email helpline for children of parents who are addicted to alcohol.       

NHS England Complaints

0300 311 22 33 (8am–6pm Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday, 9.30am–6pm Wednesdays)
[email protected]
NHS England welcomes concerns, compliments and complaints as valuable feedback that will help them learn from your experiences and make improvements to services they commission.

SMART Recovery 

0330 053 6022
At SMART Recovery meetings people can get help to decide whether they have a problem, build up their motivation to change, and learn about proven tools and techniques to support their recovery.          

We Are With You 
We Are With You (previously called Addaction) is a drug and alcohol treatment charity that has local services across England. It helps individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

Review details

Last reviewed: June 2020 

Next review due: June 2023

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia. 

Reviewed by: Dr Tony Rao, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Directorate Lead for Dual Diagnosis in Older Adults, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please contact [email protected]

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