Alcohol & Drugs
DrinkAware! 14 units per week, for men and women, spread out (not all at once!) and with some alcohol-free days!
Because Drinking is more socially acceptable than smoking and drugs, it can catch you ought. There are lots of Alcoholics who don't even realise that they are addicted to Alcohol.
The health effects on the liver can be catastrophic. You can fill out our Alcohol Questionnaire and we can give you advice at the surgery based on your results.
Kids tend to copy their parents behaviour (if it suits them!) and can learn irresponsible behaviour and also coping strategies (that is, that a drink is the best way to deal with stress/problems!).
Young Adults binge drink: they walk into cars, get into fights and get STI's/pregnant.
There is no place for drugs in society.
Some people will find this statement funny or old fashioned.
But 20 years in practice has shown me that people who abuse Cocaine nearly always have a brush with the Law.
Some youngsters who take Ecstasy have sudden cardiac deaths.
And they go usually down a certain path in life; abusive relationships, unstable families, dead-end jobs or no jobs at all.
Encourage your children to be responsible: they'll have a better more stable life, with less highs/lows.
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