Alcohol 


What ADAS can do for you

We have a team of local Community Alcohol Workers who offer:

Support sessions
Motivational dialogue
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Short term counselling


What is the Community Alcohol Service?


ADAS works in Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford to support you with your drinking. The service helps you to cut down or stay abstinent. A dedicated worker will offer you support, guidance and encouragement
 

What happens in a session?

After the initial assessment session, your worker will devise a support package for you.

How much does it cost?

The service is free of charge if you live in Harlow, Epping Forest or Uttlesford.

How can I access this service?

Ask your GP to send the referral form to admin@adasuk.org or fax
to 01279 641140 or they can contact our team directly.

Can I help a friend or member of my family? 

"My partner drinks too much and would like some help to cut down. Can you help him or her?"
 
Yes. They can ask their GP to send the referral form to admin@adasuk.org or fax to 01279 641140.

Contact us for further advice or information

 

What do the official guidelines say?
 

Official guidelines recommend that men shouldn't regularly drink more than 3-4 units a day and women shouldn't regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day because of the harm this may cause. The guidelines also recommend that after an episode of heavy drinking, it's advisable to refrain from drinking for 48 hours to allow the tissues to recover.                                                                          

 

What should I watch out for? 


Psychological and physical dependence on alcohol can creep up on you. Tolerance gradually increases the more you drink excessively on a regular basis, so you may find you'll need more alcohol to reach the same state. In other words, you may seem to be getting better at holding your drink when that's really a sign of a developing problem.
 
Alcohol can make you mouthy, argumentative and aggressive. There's no way of knowing beforehand if you're going to turn into a nasty drunk.
 
Serious overindulgence can lead to alcohol poisoning which could put you in a coma or even kill you.
 
Alcohol is blamed for contributing to all kinds of problems in Britain, from violent crime to domestic violence and to car related deaths.