Cut your risks from alcohol

Alcohol is a social norm in this country, and can be a great way to relax and spend time with friends. However, it is important to know the affects it has on your health and control how much you drink.

Many people enjoy a drink but how many of us are sure we are drinking within safe limits? For information on what is safe and ideas on making changes find out more by visiting the NHS website  or visit  www.drinkaware.co.uk

‘Free training is available from Action4Change for staff who would like to understand how best to help their patients and service users manage their drinking. For more details see: Summary of IBA Training form

The Under 19’s Substance Misuse Service’ helps young people and their families who are affected by drugs and alcohol. Phone: 01323 464404

East Sussex Recovery Alliance – There is a range of recovery support run by and for people with drug and alcohol issues to support each other on their paths to recovery. You can find out more information about these and when meetings take place on the  East Sussex Recovery Alliance page.

East Sussex Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service- offer drug and alcohol treatment, recovery and wellbeing support to all adults affected by alcohol and other drugs, their loved ones and communities, across the whole of East Sussex. They have a hub in Eastbourne, at House, 6 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH. For more information see their website

Alcoholics Anonymous aims to help the recovery of alcoholics by group meetings and individual support. There are multiple meetings a week in Eastbourne and Lewes. For details of local meetings ring 0845 769 7555 or visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support and understanding to anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. For details of local groups ring 020 7403 0888.