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ABC Service Working to Tackle Harmful Drinking

April 24, 2013 2:39 PM

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Addaction Scotland is working to tackle harmful and hazardous drinking to help improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Glasgow.

With the aim of making the community a safer and healthier place to be, the Alcohol Behaviour Change Service (ABC) offers a free and confidential service to people over 18 years old.

What makes this service unique is that it aims to tackle problem drinking in its early stages. It is for people who are starting to experience problems due to harmful levels of drinking, such as women who are regularly exceeding 2-3 units per day and men 3-4 units per day.

Making use of the specialist knowledge and training of its staff, ABC will offer a range of interventions to support individuals

As well as receiving GP referrals, it is a direct-access service available to all members of the community via a freephone number

The service is flexible and offers appointments in local health and community centres as wells as telephone advice and support.

Julie Breslin, Service Manager, Addaction, said: “Addaction is delighted to be part of a partnership approach with NHSGGC to tackle problem drinking in the city and through this hopefully challenge Glasgow’s reputation as having the worst alcohol related problems in Europe.”

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Notes to Editors
Addaction provides an alcohol brief interventions service across Glasgow City in conjunction on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.



For further information contact: Freephone 08081 785 901 or email: [email protected]

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