Last updated: 12 January 2024

Next review: 12 January 2025

Where to get free advice from

Drink Coach offers a quick alcohol test for people to check how risky their drinking habits are. It then uses the results to offer personalised advice.

Free video support sessions with an alcohol specialist are also available for residents who score 'increasing' or 'higher risk'.

Use the code: WFPROMO on the booking page (available to adults over 18 only).

If you are a practitioner and would like free Drinkcoach resources to raise awareness among your staff and service users, email:

CGL Waltham Forest

CGL Waltham Forest offers a free confidential service for residents who are concerned about their drinking or need help with drug misuse.

They offer a range of support and treatment options including one to one help or counselling, group and family work, detoxification and medicine-assisted treatment. 

National helplines offering support

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0845 769 7555

Al-Anon Family Groups - 0207 403 0888

Nacoa for anyone affected by a parent, guardian or carer’s drinking – 0800 358 3456

Drinkline - 0300 123 1110