Wake Up

Wake Up is here to encourage and inspire you to think about your drinking habits and enjoy alcohol safely. We want to motivate you to ‘Wake Up’ to a healthier you and embrace life without the hangover.

People have all sorts of pressures, and life can be hard, so it is easy to turn to drink as a way of coping, but alcohol isn’t the answer – it leaves you feeling foggy the next morning, you don’t sleep as well and have even less energy to deal with the kids.

Wake Up, features real stories from North Yorkshire people about how and why they manage their alcohol intake. Take a look here. We also have special pages dedicated to ways to help reduce or give up alcohol, like taking a break, having days off, shrinking the amount you drink, and even tips on how to talk to your friends about drinking less.

Try our quiz to see what personality type you are and which approach is best to help you reduce your drink.

How To Get Help

If you’re concerned about the amount you’re drinking, or if alcohol is negatively affecting your life, there are many ways to get help:

See Your GP

Your GP can talk with you about your concerns and tell you about the services and/or treatments that are available to you. Talking about alcohol to a GP can seem scary, but your GP is there to help you.

Contact Alcohol Helplines

If you prefer, you can contact one of the organisations below:

North Yorkshire Horizons helpline on 08000 14 14 80

Drinkline national alcohol helpline on 0300 123 1110

Alcohol Change UK helpline on 020 3907 8480

Alcoholics Anonymous helpline on 0800 9177 650

Al-Anon Family Groups helpline on 020 7403 0888