Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

The main reception at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May due to Annual Council. The reception will re-open as normal at 9am on Wednesday 22 May. Access council services online →

Alcohol Services

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There's various help and support available for people living and working in Sandwell to help people who are struggling with how much they are drinking.

You can visit the Healthy Sandwell website to understand more about the support available in Sandwell.

What are units?

Units are a way of explaining how much pure alcohol is in a drink, and Unit guidelines are set to advise adults on how to keep the risks of drinking alcohol low. Find out more about Units here.

What are the risks with drinking alcohol?

If you drink too much, then you put your body at risk of various serious conditions like liver disease, and heart disease. There are lots of short and long-term effects that affect your body, lifestyle and mental health. If you know the facts, you can make an informed choice about your drinking. Drinkaware have loads of information about alcohol, and you can find out more about the risks here.

What support is available?

There's loads of different support available in Sandwell. The services can help you decide what you need to do to change your alcohol use, and offer the following support:

  • advice and information about staying safe and help you to reduce how much you are drinking
  • access to medical support
  • general healthcare advice and information and complimentary therapies
  • support with housing, employment, education, training and benefits
  • information about service user support groups

Under 18 support

If you are under 18, there is specialist support and information to help you learn more about alcohol, or help you reduce your alcohol use.

This support includes helping Under 18s with someone else's alchohol use, so if you want to talk to someone about someone else's drinking, there's support and information available.

Asking for help is the first step on the road to recovery. Speak to Healthy Sandwell today to be referred to a specialist service by calling 0800 011 4656 or 0121 569 5100, or by completing this form. You can also text GETHEALTHY to 87007.

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