Public Health Greenwich launch a new identification and brief advice (IBA) tool for alcohol.
Did you know that more than 43,000 adults in Greenwich drink above the lower risk guidelines (25% of adults) and 27,000 (14% of adults) regularly binge drink?
If you live work or study in Greenwich. you can now get brief advice about your alcohol intake, advice and tips on how to cut down and stay healthy, as well as details of where to get help and support. The tool can even make a referral for support you if you want it to!
The new IBA tool is accessible online: https://www.doyouknowwhentostop.co.uk/
The aim of the tool is to get people thinking about their drinking and making changes for the better - for their long term health and wellbeing just by answering a few questions. Depending on the score for the responses the user will be given advice on the long term risks they may be placing themselves at, through drinking above the recommended limit of 2-3 units of alcohol per day. Risks include diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, and even cancer, heart attacks or strokes.
Staying within the recommended amounts will greatly reduce these risks, meaning a healthier, longer life.
Why not try it and see how you measure up!