Alcohol is a chemical which affects the brain causing disinhibition and sedation. Although used as a social lubricant in many societies, the overuse or abuse of alcohol can cause health and social problems.

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ACA UK
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous programme offering meetings, events in the UK and help. Includes downloads and literature.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Journal published by th Medical Council on Alcoholism. Summaries and full text articles available online.
Alcohol Concern
National voluntary agency and a UK charity. Small amount of online information provided.
Alcohol Education and Research Council
Administers the Alcohol Education and Research Fund, which finances projects within the UK for education and research and to help those with drinking problems. Provides information on the AERC, its activities and details of how to apply for grants.
Alcohol Focus Scotland
A national charity working to reduce alcohol harm. Offers online chat resources, facts and figures and details of how to get help.
Alcohol Problems Advisory Service
Offer advice and counselling on alcohol and other drug misuse as well as a range of other services. FAQ and information on the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory.
Drinkaware
Set up to help reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. View advice sections, facts and campaign details.
Drinksense
Charity providing counselling, information and support for people with alcohol-related problems, their carers and families. Based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
FAS Aware UK
Set up to highlight the problems of alcohol in pregnancy with details of the risks to your unborn baby. Includes leaflets and posters.
Institute of Alcohol Studies
Organisation sponsored by the United Kingdom Temperance Alliance. Provides a range of fact sheets about the use of alcohol.
Medical Council on Alcoholism
A UK charity providing education to medical and allied professions about the effects of alcohol upon health.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism
Provides detox and counselling services for people suffering from alcoholism throughout the United Kingdom. Includes admission details and aftercare resources.
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