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 18s.
How does your drinking measure up? Here’s where you can find out – as well as getting more information and advice:
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
- Alcohol and the law
- 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.
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
Supporting and informing those affected by drug and alcohol use within the family
Tel 023 8039 9764