Lewisham Council have partnered with DrinkCoach to commission a digital platform for residents. DrinkCoach allows people to assess how risky their drinking is and receive personalised advice online. The website also helps residents navigate the local advice and support options.
To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level the Chief Medical Officer advises it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. For people regularly drinking as much as 14 units per week, it's best to spread drinking evenly over three or more days.
The DrinkCoach Alcohol Test is a quick and confidential way for residents to find out how risky their drinking is. By answering 10 simple questions, the test taker receives advice and, where appropriate, information on local face-to-face support options
DrinkCoach is delivered by Humankind Charity. Visit drinkcoach.org.uk for all the tools you need to track and change your drinking, including a free app available on iOS and Android.
Residents can Take the 2-minute Alcohol Test at https://drinkcoach.org.uk/lewisham-alcohol-test or https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/health/drugs-and-alcohol/thinking-about-drinking or search drinkcoach.