Alcohol awareness

19800 Be aware of harm2

Did you know that to reduce the risk of harm to your health from drinking alcohol, it is recommended that

  • men drink no more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol per day and
  • women the recommended limit is no more than 2 to 3 units per day.

Note: This is for adults, there are no safe guidelines for under 18’s!

How does your drinking measure up? Here’s where you can find out – as well as getting more information and advice:

Hampshire NHS
Drink Aware

Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Service (substance misuse)

Inclusion Recovery Basingstoke, also known as “The Hub” offers support, information and a range of psychosocial interventions to anyone over the age of 18 who uses or is affected by substances, whether this is drugs or alcohol. The service encourages people to make positive changes and to lead meaningful and purposeful lives. For more information please telephone: 0300 124 0103 option 2 or visit http://www.inclusionhants.org

The centre is open at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Thursday - 9am to 7pm
Sunday - 9am to 4pm

Other services available

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel 023 80223198 – 24 hour information line

Talk to Frank

Everything you may want to know about drugs and alcohol plus what to do if you are worried about a friend. Confidential phone line 0300 123 6600 or visit www.talktofrank.com

Catch 22

A county-wide community engagement treatment service offering specialist substance misuse treatment to young people under 18-years-old and targeted substance misuse interventions and support for young people aged 11 to 16-years-old within educational settings.

Call 0845 459 9405 or visit https://www.catch-22.org.uk/

Drink Aware

Provides advice and information on reducing alcohol intake and tips on how to stay safe, as well as information on

  • Alcohol and the law
  • Effects of alcohol
  • Alcohol and pregnancy
  • Alcohol and your health

Visit www.drinkaware.co.uk

ITV Fixers

Watch videos made by 16 to 25 year olds, working with ITV regions across England. Films include personal accounts of drink spiking and views on young people’s relationship with alcohol.

Visit: www.fixers.org.uk

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

Supporting and informing those affected by drug and alcohol use within the family

Tel 023 8039 9764

www.parentsupportlink.org.uk

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm