Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, throughout the past year, some of the information provided in the Gateway website may be outdated or changed. We are trying to resolve this for all organisations; apologies if you have been affected.

How do I know if I am drinking too much alcohol?

If you are concerned that you might be drinking too much alcohol you can self-refer yourself to make an appointment with Addaction, or you can also have an outreach assessment within your GP surgery. Addaction can provide you with an individual assessment and then suggest appropriate ways for you to cut down on your alcohol consumption or signpost to you other appropriate services.

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with alcohol reduction through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

DrinkAware is a useful website that provides information, tips and advice about drinking alcohol responsibly. They have an ‘alcohol unit calculator’ and free downloadable materials to help you keep track of how much alcohol you consume.