Alcohol reduction support

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Is drink sneaking up on you?

Drinking alcohol is a commonly accepted lifestyle choice but can have devastating impact on individuals and families if it gets out of control. 

If you think your drinking is getting out of hand our Wellbeing Alcohol Reduction Adviser can help. They can give clear support to help you plan how to decrease your drinking to a safer level or even quit drinking if you wish. 

Our Alcohol Wellbeing Advisor is able to offer up to six, one-to-one sessions, with clients that are concerned about their drinking levels or where alcohol is becoming problematic in their lives. During the sessions we would assess current levels of drinking by using the Audit C screening tool to help identify what level of risk someone is drinking at and SADQ (Severity of Alcohol Dependance Questionnaire) which is a tool to signify if someone has a mild, moderate or severe dependance on alcohol. These tools are used to be able to identify what areas need to be focused on and set goals around reduction of drinking and reducing the risk of alcohol-related harm.

Whilst working with a client specifically around their drinking we would be able to explore any other areas of support they feel would be of benefit and refer internally to other wellbeing services or partner organisations as and when appropriate.

Referrals to this service

If you would like to refer yourself or a client/patient, please complete our secure on-line referral form found on our Contact us page or call us on 01903 737862. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is a stressful time and in times of stress we can find ourselves drinking more often or more heavily. On top of that, many of our routines will have changed, which might make it hard to keep on top of how much we’re drinking.

If you think that you are drinking too much, there are lots of options to support you to take back control.

For further information, visit our Alcohol advice during Covid-19 page.

Go Sober for October! 

Thinking about going sober for October? 

Macmillan Cancer Support are asking you to get involved in Sober October by going
alcohol-free in October to raise money for people with cancer. No matter how long you choose to go sober for, by signing up to the challenge, you’ll be doing something amazing for people with cancer. All money raised will help to make sure Macmillan can continue being there for the millions of people living with cancer in the UK.

How?

  • Choose to go alcohol free for 14, 21 or 31 days
  • Sign up to Go Sober on the Macmillan Website 
  • Ask family and friends to donate 

Arun Wellbeing can support you through your challenge, which ever one you choose. You will receive a weekly email offering advice, tips and support on how to stay alcohol free from Arun Wellbeing's Alcohol Adviser - Olivia.  She will provide you with alcohol free alternatives, distraction techniques and general guidance around maintaining your mental and physical wellbeing. If you would like any one-to-one support please email Olivia directly for a free, confidential chat.

For more information, please see accessible PDF below. 

View the Sober October Campaign (PDF 1MB - new window)

 

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