Alcohol

Whether you need advice, counselling, detox or rehab, there are a number of treatment and support services available in the borough. All services are confidential and free of charge for Haringey residents. To find out what is on offer go to drug and alcohol services section. 

Drinks checker

Drink CoachVisit the DrinkCoach website (external link) to work out how risky your drinking is, access personalised advice online and find out where you can get face to face support locally.

    Alcohol unit guidelines

    Regularly drinking above the recommended limits increases your risk of long-term illness and poor health. The more you drink, the greater the risk. Drinking less now can make a big difference to your health later on. And for those who already have a medical condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) or are suffering from depression or anxiety, alcohol often makes life worse. For more information visit the Drink Aware website (external link)

    The recommended guidelines are that men and women do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week.

    Unit guidelines are now the same for men and women. 14 units is the equivalent of drinking 6 pints of 4% beer or 6 175ml glasses of 13% wine.

    These 14 units are best spread evenly across the week with regular drink-free days, such as this example. 

    It is recommended that no alcohol is given or drank by children under the age of 15 years.  

    If you are pregnant, the best advice is to avoid alcohol altogether. The more you drink the greater the risk to your baby’s growth and development. If you are worried about how much you have been drinking when pregnant, talk to a doctor or midwife.  

    One You Haringey

    Click here to go to One You - Drinking (external link)For local adult health advice and support on how to drink less alcohol call 020 8885 9095 or visit the One You Haringey website (external link).

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    Free liver scanning

    The Royal Free community health team are pleased to announce free liver health check scans.

    The team will be offering quick, non-invasive liver scans (much like an ultrasound scan) from a clinical assessment van. The team will be located within Finsbury Park at the main gate every last Monday of the month. Screening takes approximately 15 minutes and results are given immediately by the team. The scans will take place between 10am and 3pm. 

    Our alcohol and drug treatment services will also be present giving information on how to reduce alcohol intake safely, available support, and information on wellbeing sessions available from the Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA). It is open all with no appointment needed.

    Page last updated:

    April 18, 2024