How to stop drinking

Heavy regular drinking has short and long-term physical and psychological risks. It is important to stop drinking altogether if one or more of the below apply to you:

If due to alcohol you have had problems at home or at work.

If you tried to cut down your consumption and were not successful.

If you feel guilty about your drinking.

If you regularly take an alcoholic drink first thing in the morning.

If you have a health problem that could be made worse by alcohol.

There is help available

The following national numbers may offer helpful resources if you or someone you know are struggling with alcohol use.

Alcoholics Anonymous Namibia: 081 243 2649
Bel Esprit Mental Health Private Hospital: 083 330 0945
Circle of Friends Support Group: 081 338 9349/
Mount Sinai Recovery Centre: 081 860 8326/
Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Centre: 067 697 033/067 697 034
Siele vir Jesus – Pastoor Willem van Wyk: 081 213 7088