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Help and support:

If you think you might need some support with your drinking, or if you are concerned about a family member or friend, you can contact the local Dudley alcohol support services listed below:

  • Adult drug and alcohol support service, Atlantic Recovery Centre (18 years and over) – tel: 01384 426120
  • Young person’s drug and alcohol support service – SWITCH (under 18 years) – tel: 01384 241440
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Dudley Branch – tel: 01384 482929
  • You can also go to your local GP surgery or Pharmacy for advice.

There are also some national help lines which you can call, these include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – tel: 0845 769 7555
  • Al-Anon – for relatives, family and friends – tel: 020 7403 0888

 

Recommendations:

The Chief Medical Officer recommends:

  • Men and Women should not regularly drink more than 14 units a week
  • Its best to spread the units evenly across the week

Drinking on one single occasion?

  • Limit the total amount of alcohol you drink on any occasion
  • Drink more slowly, drinking with food, and alternating with water

Planning on having a baby?

  • If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest approach is not to drink alcohol at all.

For more information please visit NHS Choices website

Or visit

www.drinkaware.co.uk
www.nhs.uk/alcohol
http://www.dudley.gov.uk/
http://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/

NHS alcohol tracker is a great app for your phone to help you keep track of your drinking – visit: www.nhs.uk/change4life and click on ‘choose less booze’.

 

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