Advice and how to refer
If you are a doctor, a health worker, social worker, probation officer, police officer, teacher etc. It’s almost certain you will come across people in the course of your professional work who are suffering through problem drinking.
We encourage and welcome referrals from our professional colleagues, but recognise that the person you are in contact with may not be ready to come to DAS themselves.
In common cases such as this we can support and advise you in your efforts to assist and encourage the drinker to accept the right kind of help. So please get in touch.
If the person is ready and has agreed to accept our help and support please use the referral link to download the form, which will give us the details we require to start the recovery process.
To fill in the form online please click here.
Friends and relatives
It is a troubling, complex and emotionally difficult situation if you are faced with someone you care for who is obviously doing serious harm to themselves through alcohol. Especially if they are not willing to seek the help they need.
If you are a spouse, partner, brother, sister, or relative who is having difficulty in coping with someone’s drinking behaviour, you are welcome to get in touch with us for advice, and you may find it beneficial to join our family support group, 'Support 4 Change'.
Equally, having access to your own counselling sessions could help you cope emotionally, make decisions, and continue your life.