Take the Wandsworth Drink Checker Test

Published: Monday 12th December 16

As the festive party season kicks in, Wandsworth residents are being urged to keep an eye on their drinking.

Wandsworth Drink Checker test on its website so that local people can check if the amount they drink could be harming their health.

The fast, simple and confidential online tool gives users the chance to set goals and gives tips on how to cut down.

And it gives advice on how to cope with the Christmas party season, including setting a pre-planned limit and sticking to it, eating beforehand, keeping well hydrated and having two or three drink-free days a week.

The test, created by the charity the Alcohol Health Network, has been launched by the Wandsworth Alcohol Alliance; a partnership made up of council staff including public health, community safety, licensing, trading standards and service commissioners together with the NHS and the police. Alliance members are working together to reduce the harm that drinking excessively can cause.

The chairman of the Alcohol Alliance, Cllr Jim Maddan, said: “Many people enjoy a drink at Christmas, but it’s not necessary to overindulge to have a good time. This test will help our residents keep an eye on how much they are drinking, and learn what to do if they are drinking too much.”

If you are worried about your alcohol intake or someone else’s, get advice on local alcohol treatment and support services

Thinking of cutting down on alcohol in the New Year? Sign up for Dry January.

Take the Wandsworth Drink Checker test.

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