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
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
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’.