There are plenty of benefits that come with abstaining from alcohol and a wide range of reasons that people give up drinking. Some choose not to drink for health reasons, others due to religious beliefs and some people quit drinking because alcohol has become, or is becoming, a negative influence in their lives.

It is often difficult to stop drinking. For people who are regularly drinking heavily it can also be dangerous to suddenly stop altogether. Luckily there is a lot of support and advice available. Below are just a few websites available to you. And remember that although their is a lot of guidance and good advice on the internet there is also invaluable help in the outside world too, whether this be your GP, counselling services or local support groups.

NHS Choices – Alcohol Misuse

Alcoholics Anonomous UK

NHS Choices – Where to Find Alcohol Support

www.drinkaware.co.uk

NHS Choices – Drinking and Alcohol

www.talktofrank.com

www.soberistas.com