Take the Wandsworth Drink Checker test this summer
Published: Monday 10th July 17
As the warm summer weather continues, Wandsworth residents are being urged to keep an eye on their drinking.
The council’s Wandsworth Drink Checker test means that local people making the most of the sun at barbecues, pub gardens and festivals 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 avoid drinking too much, 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 council’s health spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “Many people enjoy a drink in the sunshine, but if you are not careful you can be increasing the risk to your health and well-being. Use our app to keep safe this summer.”
If you are worried about your alcohol intake or someone else’s, get advice on local alcohol treatment and support servicesTake the Wandsworth Drink Checker test