Alcohol: advice and support
There's no completely safe level of drinking but to lower the risk of harming your health it's recommended that people drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread across 3 days or more. That's approximately 6 medium (175ml) glasses of wine or 6 pints of 4% beer a week.
Information about the benefits of drinking less and tips to help you cut down more information can be found on the NHS website, Better Health: Drink less.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know might be drinking too much you can also find advice and information by visiting the Drinkwise Derby website.
What support is available in Derby?
Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service provides advice, information and support for anyone who is concerned about their alcohol use. The service is provided jointly by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures and Intuitive Thinking Skills who offer a range of support options depending on your level of alcohol use, any other needs you may have and your drinking goals.
To find out more information or to make an appointment, telephone 0300 790 0265 or visit the Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service website.
Anyone under 18 years old can get help and support by contacting the Derby Family Health Service provided by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust through ChatHealth.
ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for parents and young people. It allows you to easily get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support. You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to; you can still send a message to get advice or to chat about any worries you may have.
Parents: send a message by texting 07507 327754
Young people (aged 11-19): send a message by texting 07507 327104.
For more information visit the Derby Family Health Service website.
If you are a parent, carer or affected by someone else’s alcohol use support is available through the Family Drug and Alcohol Service provided by Aquarius. To find out more information or to make an appointment, telephone 01332 362744, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Aquarius website.