Event date: 26/04/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
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Many people drink alcohol on social occasions, to unwind or to celebrate. It can be great to enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine, but most people know that drinking can have very significant health risks if indulged in too much. It's easy to slide into a routine of drinking alot without really being aware of it.
Drinking to excess can cause a number of health problems including heart problems, liver damage, increased risk of stroke and increased risk of diabetes. It can also cause mood changes and addiction, which can affect people around you.
The good news is that no-one is saying that everyone should stop drinking - it's just important to be aware of your real consumption rate, and cut back if you are at risk of causing yourself harm.
No-one likes being told what to do, but there are plenty of sources of information and support to help you understand the amount you drink, potential health risks, and how to cut down.
Consider the following when planning and monitoring your alcohol intake:-
The Invisible Elephant is a peer-led website for anyone living in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, or Hammersmith and Fulham, who is affected by problems with alcohol or substance misuse. It provides a wealth of information and advice, with details of local support groups and services.
Drinkaware is a national independent charity whose website has a wealth of useful information and tips on reducing alcohol consumption and drinking sensibly.
NHS Choices is also an excellent source of information, personal stories and ideas about drinking and alcohol.
The NHS Change for Life website provides information on how drinking less can help to improve your health, and tips on how to reduce the amount you drink. .
drinks-meter is a website and mobile 'app' that offers anonymous, personalised feedback on your drinking. It's not just about what you drink, it's about how much you drink, who you are and what else is going on in your life.The website lets you compare your drinking to thousands of other people around the world as well as to national guidelines, and includes information about how drinking may be affecting your health. You can keep track of your drinking week by week, over time.
Alcohol Concern is a small independent charity which is committed to reducing harm from alcohol-related problems.
The Easy Health website has gathered together various easy-read leaflets which will help people with learning disabilities to understand more about the effects of alcohol.