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Alcohol and Substance Misuse


Alcohol misuse is a major threat to public health in Wales. It has been identified as a causal factor in more than 200 medical conditions.

There is no safe limit for drinking alcohol. Drinking even low amounts of alcohol increases the risk of diseases like cancer. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.

The risk of developing a range of health problems 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.



For advice and support regarding drug and alcohol misuse in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf, please contact the Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Contact (DASPA) on 0300 333 000, or visit DASPA - DRUG & ALCOHOL SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS.

For advice and support regarding drug and alcohol misuse in Bridgend, please contact AADAS on 01792 530719. AADAS offers a single point of access for assessments, information and advice about alcohol and drugs for people concerned about their substance use and those seeking confidential help and advice due to a concern for a friend or family member.

For more information on substance misuse in Wales, please visit Substance Misuse - Drugs & Alcohol.

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