Drinking alcohol is a pleasant social activity for many people. However, the more you drink and the more regularly you drink increases the risk to your health.
Some of the risks associated with excessive alcohol drinking are well known. Drinking above recommended levels can lead to high blood pressure, stomach disorders, depression and emotional disorders, malnutrition and liver disorders. Regularly drinking too much also makes it much more likely to suffer accidents and put on weight. Excessive drinking can also put enormous strain on relationships between family members.
Advice on sensible drinking can be found on the Healthy Lifestyle Service website.
If you or someone you know is affected by drug or alcohol use
There are a range of services available in Coventry for drug and alcohol users, their families and friends.
- Healthy Lifestyles Coventry provides advice and coaching for people who want to cut down but are not alcohol dependent. For more details call 0800 122 3780, visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. HLS Coventry is based at 2nd Floor, John Sinclair House, Canal Basin, Coventry CV1 4LY
- Change, Grow, Live (CGL) Coventry provides advice, support and treatment for adults dependent on drugs or alcohol. For more details call 024 7601 0241, visit their website www.changegrowlive.org/coventry or e-mail them on Coventry.email@example.com. cgl Coventry is based at 1 Lamb Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 4AE
- Positive Choices, Coventry’s Young Person’s service helps young people (aged 18 and under) move away from substance misuse and achieve their full potential. For more details call 024 7655 3130 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the Coventry Recovery Community can offer support and mutual aid to those in recovery. Please visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/coventryrecoverycommunity for more details.
All services are free and confidential. Confidentiality is explained to all clients when they get in touch.
More information and advice around drug or alcohol misuse is available from: