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Drugs and alcohol help

​There's lots of help available in the Rochdale borough for drug and alcohol users. There's also plenty of support for families, loved ones and friends who are worried about a someone's substance misuse.

As a first step, contact the Renaissance Team and they will be happy to give you non-judgemental advice. 

Get advice on 01706 924883 

Drug and alcohol treatment services directory

The directory gives details of types of help, treatment and therapy available in Rochdale borough, including:

  • ​​Counselling.
  • Medical and detox care.
  • Needle exchange points.
  • Complementary therapies such as reiki, acupuncture and massage that can help relieve withdrawal symptoms.
  • Help with housing or training​ and employment needs.

When you meet with a member of the Renaissance Team, they will assess your needs and put you in touch with the service that's best for you.​

Drug and alcohol treatment​ services directory (1.9MB p​df)​

Drinking guidelines

The Chief Medical Officers’ guideline for men and women is:

  • To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it's safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.
  • If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it's best to spread your drinking evenly over 3 or more days. If you have 1 or 2 heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risks of death from long term illness and from accidents and injuries.
  • The risk of developing a range of health problems (including cancers of the mouth, throat and breast) increases the more you drink on a regular basis.
  • If you wish to cut down the amount you drink, a good way to help achieve this is to have several drink-free days each week.

Cut down on alcohol - advice on why and how you should cut down on alcohol.

​​How much do you drink?

Alcohol checker - find out how many units of alcohol you drink​ per week, how many extra calories you consume and how much money you spend.

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