Alcohol Awareness Week: 11th to 17th November

Alcohol Awareness Week: 11th to 17th November

NHS guidelines advise limiting alcohol intake to 14 units a week for women and men. This is equivalent to drinking no more than 6 pints of average-strength beer (4% ABV) or 7 medium-sized glasses of wine (175ml, 12% ABV) a week.

When drinking becomes uncontrollable seek help. The effects of alcoholism can be devastating not just for the drinker, but also for their family. Living with someone else’s alcoholism can be an isolating experience, with relationships damaged by secrecy, lies, verbal or physical abuse and despair.

Al-Anon Family Groups support families & friends of alcoholics sharing their experience of alcoholism, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems. At over 700 meetings held in all major towns, anonymity is protected by using first names only. Al-Anon meetings are free accepting only donations

  • AA 0800 917 7650 and Al-Anon 0800 008 6811

About Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire

Al–Anon Family Groups offers a programme of recovery in over 130 countries; there are over 780 support groups in the UK and Eire. By attending Al-Anon Family Group meetings, individuals discover that they didn’t cause the problem, and cannot control or cure it. They also learn how best to cope with their situation by switching their focus from the alcoholic to themselves.

About Alateen. In the UK

Alateen meetings are for 12-17 year olds. If there is no local Alateen meeting, youngsters over 12 are welcome to attend an Al-Anon Family Group meeting. For further information about Alateen meetings please contact the General Service office on 020 7593 2070.


All names have been changed. Anonymity is an important principle which safeguards member confidentiality. Al-Anon’s public relations policy requires all members to maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films and TV. A pseudonym may be used, or first names only. E.g. Bob S. or Sheila N.