Drugs and alcohol

Help and support is available if you're worried about someone taking drugs or who has problems with alcohol usage.

Information for alcohol problems 

Richmond DrinkChecker

The DrinkChecker helps people to understand more about alcohol and its effects. The website has an alcohol drink check test to support residents to recognise if drinking is harming their health, signposting to advice, support and treatment if necessary.



Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence. 

Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekends 11am – 4pm).


Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We're here to help people make better choices about drinking.

Address: : Drinkaware, Finsbury Circus (Salisbury House), 3rd Floor (Room 519), London, EC2M 5QQ
Phone: 020 7766 9900
Fax: 020 7504 8217
Email: contact@drinkaware.co.uk

Useful contacts:

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust Crisis Line
Phone: 0800 028 8000 (Mon-Fri 5pm to 9am, weekends and bank holidays 24 hours)

Richmond Council Adult Access Team
Address: Adult Social Services, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
Phone: 020 8891 7971
Minicom: 18001 020 8891 7971
Email: adultsocialservices@richmond.gov.uk