Drugs and Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Cancer risk for Drinkers and Smokers

A recent study compared the risks of alcohol and smoking with developing cancers of the throat, breast, bowel and liver.

Many people know that smoking causes cancer but underestimate the risk of alcohol. The research showed that when compared to a teetotal person:

  • If 1,000 men drink a bottle of wine per week an extra 10 men will develop cancer.
  • If 1,000 women drink a bottle of wine per week an extra 14 women will develop cancer.

What’s the ‘cigarette equivalent’ of alcohol consumption?

The researchers next calculated the ‘cigarette equivalent’ – how much would you have to smoke to increase your cancer risk by the same amount as a bottle of wine? 

  • Five cigarettes per week for men
  • Ten cigarettes per week for men

It is important not to under estimate the risks associated with alcohol consumption and developing cancer. If you would like to reduce your alcohol intake but are struggling please seek advice from local service Change Grow Live.

Gloucestershire Self Management - Live Better to Feel Better

Self-management is about finding ways, and learning techniques, which enable you to control your long-term health condition, rather than having it control you.

The Live Better to Feel Better course has been designed with you in mind, to provide you with these techniques as well as the confidence and awareness to use them appropriately.

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Telephone: 0300 421 1623

Email: gloucestershire.selfmanagement@nhs.net

One You Days Off - Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Drink Less Alcohol

For more information about the affect alcohol has on your health and the benefits of reducing your alcohol intake, read the Macmillan Cancer Support Booklet.

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own, or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Change, Grow, Live

The hub acts as a base for services such as health and wellbeing interventions, assessment and recovery planning, clinical services and housing advice.

Telephone: 01452 223014

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

Email: Gloucestershire.Info@cgl.org.uk

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Telephone: 0800 140 4690

Website: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com