Drugs and Alcohol Info & Advice

Alcohol

Sensible Drinking

The NHS recommends:

  • men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week
  • spread your drinking over three days or more if you drink as much as 14 units of alcohol a week

Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine. If you drink more than the recommended daily allowance of alcohol, this can have serious effects on your health.

Problem with Alcohol or Drugs

Having a problem with drugs or alcohol can be seriously damaging on your health and on the health and development of your family. There is lots of information, advice and support available anyone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol use. You should also speak to your GP if you are concerned around your own use of drugs or alcohol. 

If you are a young person concerned about your own use of drugs or alcohol, or your parent's use of drugs or alcohol, you can talk to Childline free: 0800 1111

Remember, if you have reason to believe that you, a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm contact the Police on 999. If you have concerns around a child or young person and feel they may be in need of protection or safeguarding, call the Family Front Door on 01905 822666. 

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