Alcohol support services for families


HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline

Freephone 1800 459 459 for confidential information and support.

Al Anon Family Groups

Help and friendship for families and friends of problem drinkers.

Anonymous programme to help you to cope, whether the person is still drinking or not.

Find out more about Al-Anon and meeting times

What to expect at an Al-Anon meeting (YouTube video)

Telephone: 01 873 2699 10 am to 10 pm

National Family Support Network

Support groups for family members. Share experiences about problem alcohol or drug use within the family.

Learn strategies others have found helpful in coping with substance abuse.

Telephone: 01 898 0148

List of local Family Support Network groups

Rise Foundation

Family programmes and one-to-one counselling to support family members affected by addictive behaviour.

Telephone: 01 764 5131

Women’s Aid

24-hour domestic violence helpline

Telephone: 1800 341 900

Children at risk

You may be concerned about the safety or welfare of a child. If you are, contact Tusla - Child and Family Agency:

Telephone: 01 635 2854

Urgent advice: Call 112 or 999 if:

  • you think a child is at immediate risk of harm

Page last reviewed: 8 November 2019
Next review due: 8 November 2022