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.
Drug and alcohol treatment services directory
The directory gives details of types of help, treatment and therapy available in Rochdale borough, including:
- 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 pdf)
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.