Drugs and alcohol can have a major impact on the health and lives of people who use them, as well as on their family, friends, work colleagues and the community as a whole.

While drinking some alcohol responsibly is generally considered to be fine, excessive use and binge drinking are responsible for a growing number of health related problems in the UK.

The latest guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer recommend that men and women do not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Find out further information about the guidelines.

Regular drinking more than this can increase health risks. Information about alcohol and it effects can be found through One You.

In Sunderland...

The Live Life Well Service provides practical advice and support to help you cut down on your drinking.

If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol, Wear Recovery -Sunderland Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service can help. You can contact the service directly or ask a GP or another professional to do it for you.

Sunderland's Youth Drug and Alcohol Project (YDAP) is available for young people aged 10-18 who require specialist advice and support relating to drugs or alcohol.

If you would like further information, you may find the links below useful:

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