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Misuse of Alcohol
Alcohol can be a contributing factor to more short and long-term health issues than you realise. It can also adversely affect your work, your social life, your relationships and your family.

So how much is too much?
We’re all different. Your height, weight and gender will all play a part in how alcohol affects you, and even what you’ve had to eat that day or how much sleep you’ve had recently can make a difference to how you feel when you drink. So, if you want to enjoy a drink and stay safe your best bet is to stick to the daily unit guidelines.

What is a unit?
People should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and 2-3 units of alcohol for women (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine). Regularly drinking more than this will adversely affect your health.

Visit www.drinkaware.co.uk for more advice on how to control your alcohol intake.

The Piccadilly Project in Bradford provides help and advice for people aged 18+ who have current or recent problems with alcohol use or their relatives /carers.
Call the Piccadilly Project on 01274 735775.

Drugs
Drug addiction is a very complicated issue; the addict needs much more than willpower to overcome it due to its adverse impact on the brain. It costs society a lot of money and also claims many lives. You are addicted to a drug if you have developed such a habit of taking a certain drug that you feel compelled to keep taking it. If you try to stop, it causes you to be uncomfortable, often physically as well as emotionally.

Find out more at www.talktofrank.com

In Bradford, the Bridge Project may be able to help. They run clinics at our Great Horton surgery, but these must be booked through Bridge on 01274 723863.
Visit www.bridge-bradford.org.uk for more information.


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