Alcohol

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If you need help or advice about your drinking, please see With You website. We are With You provide support locally for people who are worried about their alcohol use, or the alcohol use of someone close to them.

General information

It’s recommended that you don’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, and that you spread your drinking over at least 3 days, to keep the risks from alcohol low.

How many drinks is 14 units?

NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government have created a helpful website to show how your drinking adds up.

Digital support

One You, Drinkaware and Alcohol Concern have a variety of apps available to support you to keep track of and cut back on your drinking.

You can find trusted information, advice and support from a variety of sources:

Drinkaware

Alcohol Concern

One You

NHS Live Well

North East Lincolnshire’s local alcohol support service

Local support

If you are worried about your alcohol use, or the alcohol use of someone else that you know, you can access support from With You North East Lincolnshire and the Grimsby Practices in Partnership Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services.

Those in recovery from alcohol addiction can also join an abstinence based recovery programme. This is currently operating virtually due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Specialist support is available from North East Lincolnshire’s Carers’ Support Service if you are caring for someone with a substance misuse problem.

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Please note that alcohol guidelines are different during pregnancy: pregnant woman are advised not to drink any alcohol during pregnancy. You can find information about alcohol and pregnancy on NHS UK and Drinkaware.

What’s it like to cut back on drinking?