We provide a range of support and information for alcohol use within Telford STaRS dependent on your level of need. You can find out more by completing an online referral, or giving us a call on 0300 456 4291.
There is lots of information about alcohol risks and self-help tips available online with some really useful tools and websites (see below for some useful links).
We offer a range of treatment services centered around high quality psychosocial interventions for anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs or alcohol.
After drinking, do you ever wake up the following morning unable to remember what has happened the night before, or in the dog-house with no-one speaking to you? Most people drink with the aim of unwinding or having positive, fun times and never intend to experience any of the own sides. When drinking starts to have negative impacts is it time to do something different? Drinking in excess can impact on your relationships, your employment and your health, it could even prevent you from doing what you want to do, or result in you getting into trouble. If you would like to complete a short online drink questionnaire which asks you questions about how often and how much you drink try this online tracker.
The Chief Medical Officer in the UK advises that people should not regularly drink more than the lower risk guidelines of 2-3 units of alcohol for both men and women (equivalent to a pint of 4% beer or 175 ml glass of wine).
Regularly means drinking every day or most days of the week.
Stick to these guidelines and you are what the government defines as a lower risk drinker.
The same guidelines state that regularly drinking over them puts you at an increasing risk of developing health problems, and if the amount you’re drinking is usually double or more than the guidelines you are putting yourself at a higher risk of developing health problems.
If you think your drinking puts you into the increasing risk or higher risk categories, it could be time to re-think your relationship with alcohol.
Making some small simple steps around your alcohol use and taking some time to think around your drinking can help so use this link to find out more.