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Bassetlaw PCT

Alcohol Awareness 2011

Alcohol Awareness 

Alcohol & Weight

Did you know a glass of wine can contain as many calories as a slice of cake, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a small sausage roll?

Many people don’t realize that two large glasses of wine not only puts them over the recommended daily limit for regular alcohol consumption, but also provides them with around 20% of their recommended daily calorie intake, at approximately 370kcal in total.

A pint of bitter is the same as eating a glazed ring doughnut, and the average bottle of alcopop is the same as a 50g block of medium cheddar cheese, the calories from alcohol soon add up!!

Regularly drinking more than the NHS recommends can have a noticeable impact on your waistline, and cause other health problems.

The NHS recommends:

  • Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day
  • Women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day

'Regularly' means drinking this amount every day or most days of the week.

Alcohol & your health

For many people drinking with friends and family is one of life’s pleasures. However for many people their drinking can lead to longer term health problems. If you regularly drink more than the recommended daily amount it can cause risks that you can’t see.  There are many risks associated with why not take our quiz to assess your personal risk, view the video or download the useful app.  Current government guideline for drinking 

 
Take the Alcohol Calculator Quiz to find out what your relationship with alocohol is like

 

Down load the Leaflet this contains the quiz, and helpful tools to monitor your drinking and if necessary give you advice to reduce your consumption.  

 

View the Brenda and Bob video

 

 

Alcohol & Women

 

Women are more susceptible to the effects and harms of alcohol

Women regularly drinking 2 large glasses of 13% wine or more a day  :

  • Are 2 time more likely to have high blood pressure
  • Are 50% more likely to get breast cancer
So how do you assess your risk? Are there apps and other sources of advice or information

 

Download the Alcohol & Women Leaflet 

 

View the Brenda and Bob video

 

Download drinks tracker App
 
Alcohol & Men

 

Men that regularly drink more than 2 pints of strong lager 5.2% per day:

·         Are over 3 times more likely to get mouth cancer

·         Could be 3 times more likely to have a stroke

So how do you assess your risk? in these pages is tailored advice, apps and other sources of information
 

Men’s specific advice on the Mens health forum website male specific advice, how to reduce your risk and information one taking and alco holiday
 
Take the Alcohol Calculator Quiz to find out what your relationship with alocohol is like
 

Down load the leaflet this contains the quiz, and helpful tools to monitor your drinking and if necessary reduce your consumption.

 

Download drinks tracker App
 
Alcohol & Older People 
 
Alcohol can hold particular dangers for older people. Our bodies are not as efficient in later life so past experience of safe drinking levels is unlikely to be a reliable guide as we age and change. Download full information leaflet
 
Alcohol & Driving
 

In 2010:

·         60 people were killed or seriously injured on Nottinghamshire roads in collisions where alcohol was a factor

·         Nottinghamshire Police breath tested 14,653 motorists of these 1,504 were arrested for drink driving offences

·         Annually on UK roads approx 1 in 7 deaths result from collisions involving a drink driver/rider.

What drink driving could cost you!!

  • A court conviction
  • A driving ban of at least 12 months
  • An endorsement on your license for 11 years
  • A criminal record
  • Imprisonment
  • A fine of up to £5,000
For advice and more information about drink driving click here 
 
This leaflet tells what you must do about driving if you have been told you have a disability in terms of your alcohol use.

 How much can you drink before driving? Click here for lastest advice

Bassetlaw Drugs and Alcohol Service

 

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR OWN, OR SOMEONE ELSE’S ALCOHOL USE?

 

For some people, changing their drinking habits is easier if they have help and support.

 

Bassetlaw Drug & Alcohol Service is here to help those people whose drinking increases their risk of harm.

 

If you need help yourself in managing your drinking or if you have consent to phone on behalf of someone else, please contact us:

 

§         Telephone (01909) 487169 

 

§         Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

§         Or your GP can make a referral

 

It is our aim to arrange a first appointment within 10 days of referral

 

Is someone else drinking habit affecting or concerning you?

 

Hetty’s if your over 18 and someone elses drinking habit is affecting you contact in confidence http://www.hettys.co.uk/ or call 08000 850 941, 01623 643 746 9am - 7pm 7days or text 07896228547

 

What About Me? To access help and support for children affected by parental drug/alcohol use contact Nicola Crisp at W.A.M (What About Me?) on 01623 635330 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 0843 769 7555

 

Alcohol Concern
Tel: 020 7395 4000