Links

Below you will find links to a variety of local and national initiatives and organisations, all offering useful advice and resources.

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Unit Calculator

Unfortunately you can't just count each drink as a unit of alcohol. The number of units depends on the different strength and size of each drink, so it can vary a lot.

The NHS have created a calculator to help you work out the different units for each drink.

www.drinking.nhs.uk/questions/unit-calculator/

 

NHS Alcohol Info Pack

If you'd like more information about the hidden effects of drinking, the NHS can help.
Click here, give them your details and they'll post you a free information pack.

https://healthharms.org.uk/more-information/

 

NHS Choices Drinking

Official health advice and information relating to recommended alcohol consumption and tips for cutting down.

www.drinking.nhs.uk

 

Change4Life Drink Swapper

Tips on how to cut the calories in alcoholic drinks without having to say ‘no'

www.nhs.uk/change4life/

 

Alcohol Concern

The national agency on alcohol misuse for England and Wales.
Telephone: 020 7922 8667

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

 

The Drinkaware Trust

An independent UK-wide organisation that aims to improve our drinking behaviour and the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.

www.drinkaware.co.uk

 

Down your drink

An online self-help programme for anyone worried about their drinking: confidential, free and accessible 24 hours a day.

www.downyourdrink.org.uk

 

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption, this organisation offers a helpline, newsletter, information and a support group for families.
Telephone: 08700 333 700

www.nofas-uk.org

 

Why let drink decide?

A website from the Department for Children, Schools and Families intended as an educational tool for parents, teenagers and partners.

whyletdrinkdecide.direct.gov.uk

 

Would you?

Home Office website for the Know Your Limits alcohol campaign, informing 18 to 24-year-olds about the serious consequences of binge drinking

wouldyou.direct.gov.uk

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Voluntary fellowship of men and women who help each other achieve and maintain sobriety by sharing experiences and giving mutual support. Regular weekly meetings are held in all parts of Britain. Local rate telephone: 0845 769 7555

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

Al-Anon Family Groups

Part of a worldwide fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who provide confidential support for people affected by someone else's drinking.
Telephone: 020 7403 0888 (10am to 10pm).

www.al-anonuk.org.uk

 

Addaction

UK-wide treatment agency, helping individuals, families and communities to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse

www.addaction.org.uk

 

Adfam

National charity offering information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users, with a list of local family support services.
Telephone: 020 7553 7640

www.adfam.org.uk

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