There are lots of resources online which can help you find out more about alcohol and drugs. We’ve summarised some of the ones you might like to look at below.
Help and advice about alcohol
Check out how much you are drinking, how it could harm your health, and how to reduce how much you drink by looking at these websites:
- One You – advice on easy ways to drink less
- Alcohol Change – calculate how much you drink and compare your drinking to the rest of the UK. Learn how many calories you consume from alcohol.. Learn how many calories you consume from alcohol.
- Be Healthy Bucks – talk with someone about your drinking and your lifestyle
There are lots of downloadable apps and tools to help you track your drinking and make changes. Here are some which you may like to try.
- Alcohol Change Unit Calculator - Use the unit calculator to find out how many units are in a particular drink, or to check how much you're drinking.
If you are pregnant, or are a parent and are worried about a young person’s alcohol use, these websites can help you.
- Advice on drinking while pregnant - learn how alcohol can affect your unborn baby
- Advice from Alcohol Change on support for family and friends affected by someone else's drinking.
- Here4YOUth – local advice and support for young people who are drinking.
Be Healthy Bucks
Be Healthy Bucks offers support to help you cut down on alocohol. With trained health and wellbeing coaches by your side, you are never alone in making the changes helpful to a less groggy future. Interactive online modules also support you week-to-week, as a positive reminder of all those benefits you are looking for from having less alcohol in your life. Visit Be Healthy Bucks.
Information about drugs
The following websites provide advice on drugs and how to find local treatment for drugs
- Frank – National drug information service with fact files and FAQs.
Support for drugs and alcohol
If you or someone you love needs support with alcohol or drugs check out these websites:
- One Recovery Bucks – local advice and support
- Here4YOUth – local advice and support for young people who are taking drugs
- Alcoholics Anonymous - offers long term help and friendship to those in recovery via its 30 meetings in Buckinghamshire.
- Narcotics Anonymous – help for anyone with a drug problem
Support for families affected by drugs or alcohol
If your family is being affected by drugs or alcohol misuse, check out:
- The One Recovery Bucks Families and Carers Service delivered with Here4YOUth. It has a range of services where you can get the right help for you and your family. It can provide face to face, drop-in, telephone and email advice and support. It has support groups for carers and can offer signposting to specialist carers assessments. It also enables carers and families to:
- form and access community networks;
- provides parenting skills interventions;
- can offer training for those who wish to volunteer in the service.