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Self-help

If alcohol or drugs are causing problems in your life, you might think about giving up or cutting down.

The information in this section is for cutting down or giving up alcohol, drugs or both. 

If you are worried about your alcohol use, take our alcohol test to find out what type of drinker you are.

If you have any withdrawal symptoms when you stop using alcohol or drugs, talk to your GP.

page last reviewed: 08/11/2019
next review due: 08/11/2022

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