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Alcohol support services for families

The following supports are available for families of problem drinkers.


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. This includes an anonymous programme to help you to cope, whether the person is still drinking or not.

Phone: 01 873 2699 (10 am to 10 pm)


Rise Foundation

Family programmes and 1-to-1 counselling to support family members affected by addictive behaviour.

Phone: 01 764 5131


Women’s Aid

24-hour domestic violence helpline -

Phone: 1800 341 900

Children at risk

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

Phone: 01 635 2854

Urgent advice: Call 112 or 999 if:

  • you think a child is at immediate risk of harm

Page last reviewed: 3 August 2023
Next review due: 3 August 2026