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The reality is, you don’t have to be an alcoholic to be at risk of damaging your health through drink.
If you drink above the recommended levels on a regular basis you are at risk of developing liver problems, depression, forgetfulness as well as other long-term health problems, including cancers, strokes and heart attacks.
To find out more about Wiltshire’s Alcohol Strategy, download our strategy document; Wiltshire Alcohol Strategy and Implementation Plan Wiltshire organisations Alcoholics Anonymous Wiltshire 24 hour helpline 01380 729064 WASP (Wiltshire Addiction Support Project) Support for those with alcohol and drug problems 12a Duke Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8EA Tel: 01225 775558 or 07525 730586 Wiltshire Single Point of Entry Referral route (including self referral) for alcohol specialist support and treatment Tel: 08 National Organisations Alcohol Concern National charity on alcohol misuse Drinkline: national drink helpline 24 hour helpline Tel: 08 – information and self-help materials – Help to callers worried about their own drinking – Support to the family and friends of people who are drinking – Advice to callers on where to go for help Parents and Families Adfam For families and friends of alcohol and drug users Action on addiction Support for families and children Tel: 03 Email: [email protected] Al-Anon family groups Self-help groups offering support to families/friends of drinkers Tel: 020 7403 0888 Counselling Directory – Alcoholism Connecting you with professional support Lives Charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
Parentline: 08 Email/skype/online chat via website Children and Young People Alateen For 12 to 17 years olds affected by someone else’s drinking Tel: 020 7407 0215 National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) Helpline for children of alcoholics and those concerned with their welfare Mon and Friday 10am – 7pm Tues/Weds/Thurs 10am – 9pm Sat 10am – 3pm Tel: 08 or 01 Email: [email protected] Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP) Online charity/community for young people affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs/alcohol Anonymous 24 hour helpline 08 Down Your Drink Online programme for people who are worried about their drinking More Information on alcohol NHS Choices – alcohol support Information on alcoholism, bing drinking and caring for someone with an alcohol problem.
NHS websites NHS Choices – This website contains interactive tools as well as information on how to cut down your alcohol intake, how many calories are in alcohol, the risks of drinking too much, where to get support and personal stories from alcoholics and those caring for alcoholics.
Change 4 Life drinkswap – simple ideas for cutting down on alcohol and avoiding the calories in soft drinks, without having to say ‘no’ or to miss out on the fun of socializing.
Know Your Limits – top ten tips to ‘rethink your drink’ Need help with drug and alcohol treatment services?
Help and support for Adults Single point of entry for adults (18 ) – 0845 6036993 Adults who are concerned about their drinking can contact a single point of entry telephone service on 0845 6036993.
A diet like this will not contain the nutrients that are essential for health, and will also affect the appearance of skin and hair which may make a person look unhealthy.
To find out how many calories are in your usual alcoholic drink use the online tool at: Older people are particularly vulnerable to harm from alcohol consumption.
To get an idea of how many units you drink, use the NHS Choices Unit calculator, are a few examples: * Pint of 4% lager: 2.3 units * 175ml glass of 13% wine: 2.3 units * 25ml glass of 40% single spirit and mixer: 1 unit Did you know that: Importantly, calories from alcohol are ‘empty’ calories – they have no nutritional value and just pile on the pounds.