PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Sensible, moderate drinking shouldn't cause any health problems but heavy drinking, especially on a regular basis, can seriously affect your health. Some of the effects of drinking too much include: potentially fatal alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependence, cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, poor sexual performance and impotence, brain damage, memory loss and an increased risk of heart disease and certain types of stroke.
Men should not drink more than three to four units of alcohol per day, and women should drink no more than two to three units of alcohol per day.
Use the NHS Alcohol Units Calculator to see you if you are going over the safe number of units and get tips on how to cut down.
Visit the Oxfordshire County Council website for information on referrals to addiction treatment services.
Visit the Oxfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team website for more information on alcohol related topics.
Alternatively, you can use the contact details below for professional help and advice on alcohol issues:
|The Oxfordshire Alcohol Service
The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford
|National Drinkline (24 hours)||0800 917 8282|
|Alcoholics Anonymous||0845 769 7555|
The Oxford Nightsafe scheme began in 2004 and was set up to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour in Oxford. Visit the Nightsafe website for information on responsible drinking and how to stay safe in Oxford at night. The Nightsafe Initiatives page shows you exactly what we have done to help tackle alcohol related problems in Oxford.
Visit the Drinking and Alcohol pages on the NHS Choices website for information on drink driving, drinking in public, drinking when pregnant and treatment for a drinking problem.
Visit the Drink Aware website for more general information on alcohol related issues.
Page last reviewed 11 June 2012