Support for alcohol misuse

Are you drinking too much?

You could be misusing alcohol if:

  • you feel you should cut down on your drinking
  • other people have been criticising your drinking
  • you feel guilty or bad about your drinking
  • you need a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover.

Someone you know may be misusing alcohol if:

  • they regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week
  • they're sometimes unable to remember what happened the night before because of their drinking
  • they fail to do what was expected of them as a result of their drinking (for example, missing an appointment or work because they're drunk or hungover)

Source: NHS England

The importance of treatment

Sarah Quilty, from our Public Health team, explains how Change Grow Live can support people to improve their lives and outcomes.

Alcohol recovery: Pete’s story

Peter Connelly, Recovery Co-ordinator at Change Grow Live, talks about his journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety, the benefits of treatment and how he now supports others.

Getting help and support

Change Grow Live offers an all-age service to everyone living in Nottinghamshire County who is experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The service is holistic and includes support for adults, children and also families impacted by someone else's substance misuse. It is a free and confidential advice and support service.

Services available:

  • support from recovery experts
  • health support from in-house doctors and nurses
  • a specialist family service
  • harm reduction and needle exchange
  • testing and treatment for blood borne viruses
  • access to Naloxone kits
  • connections to other local services in your community to support your recovery.

A referral can be made online on the Change Grow Live website

For more information:

Support for families, children and young people

If you're worried about a loved one's alcohol or drug use, or you're struggling to manage everyday life, the team at Hetty's can help.

The Hetty’s service offers a range of support, including structured psychosocial interventions delivered by experienced family recovery workers and volunteers, to ensure that every person has the best chance of recovering from the effects of their loved one’s addiction and returning to their everyday life. Find out more about Hetty's

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