The majority of adults in Northern Ireland drink alcohol at some level. Most drink within safe guidelines but a lot do drink at levels that pose a risk to their health if sustained. We all accept that too much alcohol can be bad for you. But do you know how much is too much?
Drinking guidelines were published in 2016 for people over 18 years of age, based on medical evidence.
If you are concerned about your alcohol use ASCERT Alcohol Services can provide you with support if you want to discuss ways to reduce your drinking.
Friends and family members affected by another person's drinking have needs as well. It can be difficult to deal with the stress and strain caused by the person's alcohol use but we can provide advice and support to help manage the situation better, whether or not the person with the alcohol issue is seeking help.
If you are concerned about your own drinking or are affected by a family members alcohol use you can speak to someone face to face to discuss this you can arrange an appointment with one of our team by calling ASCERT 0800 2545123 or you can download a referral form.
You can also find more information and on-line tools you can use to assess your alcohol use and access support by visiting the Alcohol and You website at www.alcoholandyouni.com