ALCOHOL Tackling and preventing anti-social behaviour What’s Sensible? Unit Guidelines Sensible limits Men = 3-4 units per day < 21 per week Women = 2-3 units per day < 14 units per week Hazardous Drinking Men = 22 – 50 units per week Women = 15 – 35 units per week
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During pregnancy, it is recommended to completely abstain from alcohol as it is not clear how much alcohol can be considered ‘safe. Even small amounts of alcohol can be damaging to an unborn foetus
There are indicators to spot different levels of drinkers but are not absolute!
% ABV X Volume (cl) % ABV X Volume (ml)
In groups have a go at completing the ‘potency exercise’ on your tables.
Place the drinks in order of how strong you think they are, starting with
the lowest % ABV.
If you have time, have a go at guessing the % for each drink.
There may be a few surprises!
In the recent SEPHO report, Portsmouth was highlighted as one of the areas most effected by problems related to alcohol
Projects using them in Portsmouth:
Projects using them in other areas:
There are a number of ways you can help someone depending on their level of drinking – all are forms of Brief Intervention
Highlighting to someone what sensible limits are and discussing the issues
Using tools to highlight drinking levels and motivation to change
To specialist services
Just by talking you can help! In general, Brief Interventions work for 1 in 8 people
In small groups discuss:
As well as offering services, we are also training professionals on using Brief Interventions
E’s Up – 02392 825140
ANA First Step – 02392 373433
PORTAS – 02392 751617
Alcohol Counselling Service – 02392 735836
Alcohol Interventions Team – 02392 841753
Drinkline – 0800 917 8282
Alcoholics Anonymous – 0845 769 7555
Families Anonymous – 0845 1200 660