Many people drink too much alcohol to manage stress, anxiety or a particular situation. You may be experiencing a relationship ending, money worries, work difficulties. You may not be sure why you are drinking a lot at the moment.
To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, the UK Chief Medical Officers’ advise it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.
If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it’s best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days.
If you want to cut down the amount you drink, a good way to achieve this is to have several drink-free days each week.
If you would like to support us at our events, or support us through fundraising activities, please get in touch.
I experienced tough times a number of years ago when I was taking drugs to get me through the day. I am now drug free and would not be here if it was not for a very supportive family. It is so important to talk to others about your issues.
DonaldBarman / Food server
I was heavily involved in gambling several years ago. I was at rock bottom and without the support of a few close friends who listened and supported me, things would be so much worse. I now do not gamble at all.
DanielFront Office manager
I was too macho to speak to anyone, or admit that I had mental health problems. Alcohol and drugs too normal, too accepted in this industry. If there was a charity out there, my family life would not have suffered. The stigma, especially for men not speaking up, must be broken. It is the responsibility of the employers too, to support their staff within this industry.