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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 Recovery 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, telephone 0300 790 0265 or visit the Derby substance misuse website.
Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service can see people at a range of places across the city.
Drop-in sessions are available:
- 9am to 5pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
- 9am to 4.30pm (Friday).
The service is based at:
24-28 St Peter's Churchyard, Derby. DE1 1NN.
If you are under 18 years old, you can get help and support by contacting:
Derby Integrated Family Health Service , 8 Curzon Street, Derby. DE1 1RZ.
Telephone: 01332 641661.