Health information – alcohol

If you are worried about your own, or someone else’s drinking, our useful links and services can provide you with expert information, support and guidance on:

  • recommended levels of consumption;
  • health risks associated with alcohol misuse;
  • advice and tips on talking to your teenager about alcohol;
  • services for people who want to stop drinking; and
  • support groups for families, carers and friends affected by alcohol misuse.

Advice and information

NHS Choices has information on alcohol and its effects as well as tips and tools to help you track and cut down your drinking.

The “Why Let Drink Decide?” leaflets provide useful information, advice and tips for parents and teenagers on the subject of young people and their use of alcohol.

Why Let Drink Decide Young Peoples Leaflet (pdf, 1,026.6 Mb) Why Let Drink Decide Parents Leaflet (pdf, 926 Kb) Working with Young People Using Alcohol (pdf, 199 Kb)

Local services

Under 18?

Contact Compass Warwickshire for drug and alcohol advice, information and specialist treatment on freephone 08000 88 72 48. The service is available between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Please leave a message if your call isn’t answered – someone will get back to you.

18 or over?

The Recovery Partnership offers drug and alcohol advice, information, needle exchange services, a range of treatment options including prescribing, detoxification, 1-to1 support, structured day programmes, aftercare and support for parents and carers.

 
Nuneaton & North Warwickshire 37-38 Coton Rd
Nuneaton
CV11 5TW
Tel: 02476 641100
Fax: 02476 388060
Rugby 1 Regent Place
Rugby
CV21 2PJ
Tel: 01788 569582
Fax: 01788 562576
Stratford & South Warwickshire Stratford Healthcare
Arden Street
CV37 6HJ
Tel: 01789 206770
Fax: 01789 417750
Leamington & Warwick 16 Court St
Leamington Spa
CV31 2BB
Tel: 01926 885000
Fax: 01926 435198
Coventry 8 Ironmonger Row
Coventry
CV1 1FD
Tel: 02476 630135
Fax: 02476 234686

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm

Other useful services

ESH Works

ESH run a service user involvement, peer mentoring and family support service for those affected by drugs or alcohol. They also offer a range of volunteering opportunities.
Mutual support groups and drop-in sessions are available to anyone with a drug or alcohol addiction. Separate groups are also available for family members and friends affected by addiction:

  • Drop-in sessions: 12-2pm
  • Addiction mutual support groups: 3-4.30pm
  • Family mutual support groups: 6-7.30pm

These sessions are available on the following days and venues:

  • Monday: 56 Regent Street, Rugby, CV21 2 PS
  • Tuesday: 24A Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5TW
  • Wednesday: 9A Althorpe Street,Leamington, CV31 2 AU
  • Thursday: Stratford Healthcare, Arden Street, Stratford, CV37 6HJ

For more information about ESH services, contact 01926 889356 or email info@eshworks.org.

Housing Related Support

Swanswell offer practical support to help people with alcohol problems maintain their accommodation and become more independent. Contact Swanswell on 01788 559400 for more information.

Health information – alcohol was last updated on June 18, 2014.