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Overview

Drinking is often seen as very much a part of everyday life and social drinking is enjoyed by many people. It’s not always easy to recognise when moderate, social drinking or lower risk drinking crosses the line to problem drinking.

There are a whole range of different reasons why people may start drinking too much alcohol. It could be to ‘fit in’ with other people, to help them cope with difficulties in their life or to avoid feeling down or bad about themselves.

Alcohol misuse can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, liver disease and cancer. It can also negatively affect other areas of life too, such as family, work, finances and relationships. So it’s important to recognise the warning signs and take the first step and ask for support.

We know how difficult it can sometimes be to ask for help, but you don’t have to cope alone. Our Alcohol and Drug Services can offer you the help that you need.

It’s important to remember that there are plenty of options available to you, whether you want to cut down on your drinking or give up completely.