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Sensible drinking

This booklet looks at how alcohol affects that body and offers suggestions for drinking more safely and staying healthy. It's for people who are concerned that they may be drinking more than is safe and sensible. This booklet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

Filename: Sensible-Drinking.pdf
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Tags: alcohol-counselling self-help
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Relapse prevention

Help for you to manage change. Now that you have decided to stop drinking, where do you go from here? Up to now alcohol has been a significant part of your life. It may have influenced your lifestyle, people you met and things you did. It's now time to make changes. This booklet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol. It is a practical toolkit of relapse prevention strategies and skills.

Filename: Relapse-Prevention.pdf
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Tags: alcohol-counselling self-help
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Our services

This leaflet lists services and includes full contact details for the Alcohol Support Services.

Filename: Our-Services.pdf
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Men and alcohol

Many people enjoy alcohol and drink sensibly. Alcohol is so widely used that we sometimes forget if we have too much it can cause harm to the body and mind. This leaflet includes some facts and figures, macho drinking culture, alcohol and physical health, alcohol and behaviour, mental health and coping with stress.

Filename: Men-and-Alcohol.pdf
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Tags: self-help alcohol-counselling
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Journeys

Stories, poems and artwork about alcohol recovery through counselling. Over the years our clients have relayed to us their stories and experiences. Some of these stories may ring a bell or inspire you to think more deeply about the effect alcohol is having on your life. With alcohol, people often put the brakes on at the right moment, but for those who find it difficult, there's always help out there. This booklet illustrates some of those difficult but successful journeys.

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Alcohol and safety

Personal safety is our ability to go about our everyday lives without fear or threat of violence or aggression. Going on a night out should be an enjoyable experience if alcohol is used responsibly and we are in control of our actions and behaviour. This leaflet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

Filename: Alcohol-and-safety.pdf
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Coping with detox

If you drink heavily over a prolonged period of time, your body can become dependent on it. Even if you want to stop drinking, it can be difficult because of the withdrawal symptoms that you can experience as a result of stopping. This booklet provides information about what to expect during an alcohol detox. This booklet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

Filename: Coping-with-Detox.pdf
File size: 384KB
Tags: alcohol-counselling detox
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Drinks diary

A drinks diary is a useful way of working out how much you are drinking and with whom and when. Getting a clear picture. It works by counting units of alcohol. They measure they approximate amount of alcohol found in drinks. By using units you can figure out how much alcohol you drank, even if you had several different drinks.

Filename: Drinks-Diary-2016.pdf
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Alcohol counselling - starting out

This is a short guide about coming to alcohol counselling for the first time. It was written specially for our clients by our counsellors.

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Alcohol and pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you may be feeling bombarded with advice and opinions from lots of different people. An important factor to consider in your pregnancy is how alcohol will affect you and your baby's developing baby.

Filename: Alcohol-and-Pregnancy.pdf
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Tags: alcohol-support alcohol pregnancy
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Alcohol and nutrition

How does alcohol affect nutrient intake? If you are drinking more alcohol than the recommended low risk limits, the essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy may be affected.

Filename: Alcohol-and-Nutrition.pdf
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Alcohol and medication

This factsheet aims to help you use medicines safely, be aware of the effects of alcohol and avoid any risks of mixing medicines with alcohol. Please not that this factsheet only gives general advice. It's important you discuss any concerns you may have about using medicines with your doctor or pharmacist. This leaflet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

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Alcohol and insomnia

Find out why alcohol affects your sleep. Read about ways to get a good night's sleep. This leaflet is from the Alcohol Support and Information series produced by FASS and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

Filename: Alcohol-and-Insomnia.pdf
File size: 1279KB
Tags: alcohol-support alcohol insomnia

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