Lots of us enjoy a drink and for many people it’s an enjoyable part of life.
However it’s easy to lose track of how much you are drinking and you could find yourself drinking at a harmful level that could affect your health or other aspects of your life.
Our self-assessment tool here will help you understand how your drinking may be affecting your health.
If you’re drinking too much then cutting down can have lots of benefits for your health and wellbeing.
- Better sleep and more energy
- No morning after hangover
- Improved mood
- Helping you lose weight
- Reducing the risk of you developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, liver damage and some types of cancer
If you think that you, or someone you know, might have an alcohol related problem then there are groups and organisations out there to give you a helping hand.
Below you can find a range of places that offer support and advice around alcohol.
Derbyshire Recovery Partnership
If you are finding it difficult to reduce your level of alcohol use or you think you may be dependent on alcohol, help and advice is available across Derbyshire.
The Derbyshire Recovery Partnership can offer you help and support to either stop or gain control of your drinking.
The partnership will also work with you to help build positive relationships with your family, friends and wider community.
The services are confidential, free to use and above all tailored to your needs.
You can get in contact with the partnership by calling 0845 3084010 or 01246 206514.
Derbyshire County Council
You can find out more about the support on offer in Derbyshire on Derbyshire County Council’s webpage.
One You is a national campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and includes information about cutting down on drinking.
Get lots of advice and help on the One You website.
Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. They offer lots of useful tips on cutting down on the Drinkaware website.