Grimsby drinkers offered help to Go Sober for October

Published: 01-10-2016
Grimsby drinkers offered help to Go Sober for October

As Macmillan fundraisers around North-East Lincolnshire Go Sober for October, a Grimsby-based service is urging people, who may be finding it harder than they thought to cut back on the booze, to seek help.

Go Sober for October encourages people to go booze-free for the 31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, and while most people will find it easy to stay sober, Foundations Drug and Alcohol Service is encouraging those who may be struggling, to ring its single point of access telephone number for a confidential chat.

Foundations Service Manager Dale Coggan said: “There’s always a huge amount of publicity around these kinds of campaigns, which are seen as a bit of fun – but some people may find they need some extra support to make changes to their drinking habits.

 “We offer a wide range of different interventions to suit people, whatever their need, and we’ve even got some great online tools as well. Whether it’s getting help to reduce intake, or giving up all together - we’ve got the right package.”

He added: “Cutting down on your alcohol intake can benefit your health in a variety of ways such as weight loss, better sleep, more energy and clearer skin.

“We’re encouraging people to make the decision to give their liver, waistline and wallet a break - and give us a ring.”

Anyone who would like a confidential chat with someone about their drinking, or support due to a family member’s drinking can ring Foundations on (01472) 571200.

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