Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some common questions we get asked. If you need more information, please call us.

Questions & Answers

I’ve tried to stop drinking before and always fail. How can you help me?

We have been in your position and we understand what you are going through. We will tell you our stories and support you in making small steps to achieving your goal of not drinking. We can help you make a plan today.

I am 20 years old. People say I am too young to be an alcoholic. Are they right?

Anyone can be an alcoholic. If drinking is affecting your work, relationships or finances or is making you feel lonely, then you need help. We can show you how you can keep your social life without drinking. Please contact us.

Will anyone know I have been talking to you?

No-one needs to know you have contacted us. Our service to you is completely anonymous and you don’t need to be embarrassed. If you can tell a friend or member of your family then we can also support them in helping you.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Our help is completely free and has no hidden fees, contracts or obligations.

Ok, I’m ready to accept I have a problem. My life is so messed up but I don’t know where to start.

You are in the right place and have taken one of the biggest steps! Please call us today and we will put you in touch with someone near you to help you and work out a plan.

I work in the hospitality industry so it’s so easy to drink and it is part of the scene I am in but I realise I have to stop. How can I keep my job, not drink and still be sociable?

You realise you have a drinking problem so that’s a great first step to admit this. Every alcoholic finds reasons why they need to keep drinking.  You can always find another job but family, friends and other relationships who become affected by your drinking will slowly disappear.  You can stop drinking and keep your current job. You can still drink with your clients and stay sociable, it doesn’t have to be alcohol and honestly, no-one really cares what you are drinking. Please call us for advice on what to do.

Are you a religious group?

No. We follow the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics of Anonymous, in which there are some references to God but these Twelve Steps (and the Twelve Traditions) were written way back in 1939 and in today’s modern times, we suggest that members get strength from whatever “higher power” they want.  We believe in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions because we have achieved success from the Twelve Step program ourselves and seen many others achieve their goal to stop drinking by following these ideas.

Can I ever be cured of alcoholism?

No, alcoholism is not something that can be cured but it can be controlled by abstaining from drinking alcohol. Many former alcoholics now enjoy being completely sober and have gone years without drinking.

Can I talk to a female?

Of course! We have both male and female people who can help.

I haven’t touched alcohol for 2 years but today I lost my job due to COVID and it’s so hard! I feel like drinking again to drown my sorrows.

Drinking will definitely not solve your problems. Please call us and we will put you in touch with someone to talk to and help you get through this. Drinking will only compound your situation and won’t help you finding your next job.

I have given up hope in ever being sober. My marriage has failed, everything has gone wrong.

You are not alone. We have helped 100’s of people in the exact situation as you. People who’s lives have been ruined by alcohol have managed to turn around their lives when they had given up hope and hit rock bottom. It is never too late to get help. We can tell you what to do and help you become sober again and get back to life not dependant on alcohol.

Why is Alcoholics Anonymous successful?

Alcoholics Anonymous has helped thousands of people using ideas that have worked for all kinds of people since it was founded in 1935. With the help of early members who have themselves become sober, you can be assured of someone understanding your problems.  Because we have been in the same situation, we can tell you what worked for us. Supporting you along the way, we can help you become sober again and get back to life not dependant on alcohol.

Will stop drinking lower my blood pressure

When you stop drinking, your body and mind will be on the road to recovery. As with all changes to your normal routine, diet, lifestyle or alcohol intake, we suggest seeking your doctor’s advice before radically changing anything.

We can help you with stopping drinking and help for any other problems should be sought from appropriately qualified and suitable professionals.

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