Help and support for alcohol issues

Where to go for help

If you are worried about your drinking or someone else's you can get in touch with the team directly on 023 9229 4001

Portsmouth has a Wellbeing Service who can support anyone who wants to cut down their drinking. Call us on 023 9229 4001 to speak to one of our team. In fact there are many services available in Portsmouth to help those experiencing alcohol problems. You can read about them below or call the Wellbeing Service. We are here to help, not judge you. 

Find out more about the Wellbeing Service here.

Our Wellbeing Service has a trained team of Wellbeing Workers who can support you with giving up smoking, reducing your alcohol consumption and maintaining a healthy weight. Struggling to tackle these issues might be due to other issues - such as managing debt, finding employment and housing, and low confidence. Our Wellbeing Service has links to other Council services and specialist organisations to help you with these.

Contact the Wellbeing Team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or telephone 023 9229 4001.

Want to cut down?

Contact The Wellbeing Service on 023 9229 4001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for free, confidential, one to one support and advice. Available for anyone aged 16 and over.

More local services for adults

Assessment , Treatment and Support: For help, advice or treatment for an alcohol or drug problem, please contact the following:

The Portsmouth Recovery Hub

For the Portsmouth Recovery Hub call 023 92 294 573.


Alcohol Counselling

Free, confidential counselling for alcohol problems is available from Portsmouth Counselling Service. To benefit from this service call 023 9273 5836 or 023 92737 989 9am - 9pm, Monday to Friday

Family & Carers Support

Rebound - Effected by someone close to you with drink / substance misuse problems, then for further information see opposite or call 079 3958 0167.

National support services

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0845 7697 555 There are a number of groups held locally, call the national number above for further information. Members will share their experiences and help other group members to recover from alcohol dependence and maintain sobriety.

Al-Anon & Alateen website

Tel: 020 7403 0888 (Helpline 10am-10pm, 365 days a year)

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends .ho have or are being affected by  someone else’s drinking.

Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. Local Groups held every Thursday at Southsea Community Centre, St Pauls Square. (off Kings Road) PO5 4EE 7.40pm-9.20pm contact Sandy on 02392 435047 come along for a warm welcome and to meet like minded people.


Tel: 0800 917 8282 Support & information for the families and friends of people who are drinking. Drink Aware ( This is where you can find out more about how to look after your health and wellbeing. You'll find useful information about alcohol and drinking, from fascinating facts to practical tips, to suit all kinds of people and occasions.

Family & Carers Support

Does someone close to you have a drink / substance misuse problem?

Rebound can support you. Call 079 3958 0167

Find out more about Rebound and about other support services you can access.

Need help to reduce your drinking

Call us 023 9229 4001.

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