In times of stress many of us can find ourselves drinking more often or more heavily, or using recreational drugs more often to cope with the pressures of life. This can lead to unhealthy habits and can start to influence your behaviour or of those around you, so it’s important to get support if you think you may be drinking or taking drugs too much.

If you have noticed that you’ve been drinking more and you’d like support to cut down or stop, or you want help with increased drug use, there is confidential support available. 

Take a look at our addiction resources handout, outlining the range of support and advice available to you. 


  • For advice and information about self-care, visit the Healthy Surrey website.
  • If you’re worried about your use of alcohol or drugs you can call the Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care free 24-hour helpline on 0808 802 5000.
  • Take the Drink Coach alcohol test to assess the level of alcohol you drink, and find local services that can provide help if you need it.
  • You can refer yourself to the i-access Drug and Alcohol service which treats and supports people in Surrey who want help with their alcohol and/or drug use.