Further Sources of Information (alcohol and drugs)

For more information on drinking guidelines you will find plenty of good advice via:

Alcohol Education Trust – parent area
alcoholeducationtrust.org/parent-area/

NHS live well – A website and information campaign for consumers on responsible drinking coordinated by The Department of Health and the NHS.
nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholhome.aspx

Youth-friendly websites offering advice on alcohol

Talk About Alcohol – talkaboutalcohol.com
The Mix – themix.org.uk
Talk to Frank – talktofrank.com
Rise above – riseabove.org.uk

Other alcohol related information for parents and carers from the AET

How many units in a drink 

What is foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

What you need to know about drinking and driving

What you need to know about drinking and driving

Drink spiking 

Drink Spiking sheet 

Where to go for help and support  (includes help and support around alcohol, drugs, gambling, domestic abuse and mental health)

Where to go for help and support

Alcohol and the law <18s

Alcohol and the law (18+)

Regarding dependency and alcohol problems, the following sites could help:

Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction.
actiononaddiction.org.uk/home.aspx

ADFAM provides information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. The website has a list of local family support services.
Tel: 0207 553 7640 adfam.org.uk

Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and has been developed for young people, aged 12 to 20, who are affected by a problem drinker.
Tel: 0207 403 0888
al-anonuk.org.uk

Drinkline – If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and advice.
Tel: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekends 11am – 4pm).

We Are With You provides treatment, help and advice about alcohol and drugs for young people and adults. It manages more than 120 services in 80 locations in England and Scotland.
wearewithyou.org.uk

Drugs information for parents and carers

parentdug.info – website created by the London Drug and Alcohol and Policy Forum at the City of London together with support from Adfam and Daniel Spargo-Mabbs –  parentsdrug.info/

Do your children know more about Drugs than you? – parentsdrug.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Familylflt-2020-ep.pdf

Other resources from the AET

Factsheet on cannabis

Mixing alcohol and drugs fact sheet