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Alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol can have a direct impact on your health. This may be happening even if you currently feel quite well. You may have some symptoms caused by drinking but perhaps haven't stopped to think about it.

Over time, drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of other health problems such as cancers, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure and dementia.

Drinking too much whilst pregnant can also affect your baby's health.

Alcohol also has other undesirable effects like sexual problems and weight gain.

Alcohol awareness and support

Drinking and alcohol

Drinkaware

Drink less alcohol

Local organisations - Alcoholism

Recommended guidelines and drinks trackers

There are recommended guidelines to help you stay in control, lower your risk and protect your health.

Unit calculator

One You Drinks Tracker app

Alcohol and being a parent

Be a role model for your children

Underage drinking

Parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use

Drugs

It is important to know how drugs can affect you and what the risks are if you take them.

You can never tell how strong they are or what is in them.

An accidental overdose could lead to unconsciousness or even death.

Mixing different drugs, or mixing drugs with alcohol, can be very dangerous.

Drugs awareness and support

Local organisations - Drug addiction

Gambling

Has your gambling or the gambling of someone close to you, had a negative effect on your life?

Gambling can affect many areas of your life and those closest to you, including significant financial crisis and suffer from poor mental health.

Your finances, are you...

  • Spending more than you want on gambling?
  • Struggling to find the money for bills?
  • Taking out loans to cover gambling debts?

A financial crisis is often what brings a person to address their gambling.

Mental health

According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, problem gamblers are more likely than others to suffer from low self-esteem, develop stress-related disorders, to become anxious, have poor sleep and appetite and to suffer from depression.

Gambling awareness and support

Krysallis free phone and online support and treatment in the Yorkshire and Humberside area.

GamCare is the leading UK provider of Free information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous

GAMSTOP will block you from online logging into or setting up gambling accounts with businesses licensed in Great Britain if you are a UK resident. It is a free service.

GamCare Self-Help Workbook changing your relationship with gambling.

National Gambling Helpline FREE, 24/7 support- Phone 0808 8020 133

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