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Alcohol & Substance Misuse

Health tips

  • Tip one – In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits of alcohol was updated by the Chief Medical Officer. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not drink more than 14 units a week. Spread these units evenly over 3 or more days.
  • Tip two –  If you think you need help, your GP can discuss your concerns with you, assess the nature of your problems, and help you choose the most appropriate treatment. They might offer to treat you or refer you to your local specialist drug service. Many drug treatment services accept self-referrals, so if you’re not comfortable talking to your GP, you might be able to approach your local drug treatment service directly.

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