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.
Visit 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
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).
- For more information on how to drink less visit the national One You website (external link)
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