Alcohol - advice and support

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know might be drinking too much you can find advice and information about the health effects of too much alcohol and tips about how to cut down on the NHS One You website. You can also download the Drinks checker phone app which makes it easy to:

  • Calculate the units in your drinks
  • Track your drinking over weeks and months
  • Get personalised feedback on your drinking

What support is available in Derby? 

Derby Drug and Alcohol Service provides advice, information and support for anyone who is concerned about their alcohol use. The service is provided jointly by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures and Aquarius who offer a range of support options depending on your level of alcohol use, any other needs you may have and your drinking goals.

To find out more information or to make an appointment call: 0300 790 0265 

Or visit the Derby substance misuse website

Contact Information

Derby Drug and Alcohol Service can see people at a range of places across the city.

Drop in sessions are available:

  • 9.00am to 5.00pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • 9.00am to 4.30pm (Friday)

The service is based at:

24-28 St Peter's Churchyard

Derby

DE1 1NN

Anyone under 18 years old can get help and support by contacting:

Breakout 
8 Curzon Street
Derby
DE1 1RZ

Telephone: 01332 641661

Contact details

Post address:
Substance Misuse Team
Public Health
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640804
Minicom: 01332 640666
Substance Misuse Team
Public Health
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS

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