NHS Forth Valley and their partners are running their festive alcohol safety campaign, “Rethink Your Drink”, throughout December again this year.
The campaign’s advice includes not drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week (spread over at least 3 days), not mixing alcohol with medication, and drinking plenty of water. It also recommends trying to have days without alcohol, and highlights how important it is to recognise when you tend to drink more, eg. during celebrations or stress.
For pregnant people, zero alcohol is the safest option.
For further information, please visit:
- the NHS Live Well page
- the Count14 website
- NHS Inform Scotland’s advice on alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic
For support regarding alcohol and drugs, contact Change Grow Live by phone: 0808 196 2188, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For support regarding someone else’s substance use, contact the Forth Valley Family Support Service at Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) by phone: 08080 10 10 11, or email: email@example.com
For support with recovery during the festive period, contact the Forth Valley Recovery Community’s Recovery Development Workers: