Do you have a problem?

Many people drink alcohol occasionally and describe themselves as “social drinkers”. This means that recognising when you might have a problem with alcohol can be difficult. You might become concerned about your drinking if:

  • You’ve noticed that alcohol is beginning to affect your behaviour
  • Your drinking is beginning to impact on other areas of your life, including your friends and family
  • Other people may have noticed that you’re drinking more than usual
  • There are changes to your typical drinking behaviours
  • You seem to be drinking more than your peers 
  • You’re beginning to experience symptoms of alcohol-related health harms

You don’t need to be drinking heavily or “dependently” to be at risk – over time, drinking beyond the safe recommended limits can increase your risk of harm at any age. Spectrum works across many areas in the North of England to provide free, tailored support for people struggling with drugs and alcohol. Click the links below to find contact details for your local service or email PR@spectrum-cic.,nhs.uk.