Alcohol Support Service contact numbers Christmas 2017

​Alcohol support services – Christmas opening hours

Drugs and Alcohol Helpline
and email support service

Monday to Friday 9.30am -5.30pm. Closed Christmas day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.

Freephone: 1800 459 459


Al Anon helpline – For people troubled by someone else’s drinking

Open every day 10am – 10pm, including over Christmas

Call: (01) 8732699



Childline – Listening and support for children

Open 24/7

Freephone Helpline: 1800 666666

Text: ‘Talk’ to 50101.

Web chat: Go to and click the Chat to us button on screen (Webchat is available 10am – 4am)


Connect – Telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood, and their families

18th Dec-1st Jan Open every day 6pm-10pm

Call free: 1800 477 477



Samaritans – Listening and support

Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas

Call free: 116 123

Women’s Aid helpline – If you feel at risk of violence

Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas

Call free: 1800 341 900


Visit to assess your drinking, get tips on cutting down and find further details of support services.

8 reasons to drink less this Christmas

Staying sober this Christmas

Problem drinking at Christmas – Advice for partners, friends and loved ones

HSE Alcohol Programme

For further information please