A new service aimed at adults drinking at risky levels has been launched in Surrey. DrinkCoach – an online coaching service – connects residents with alcohol specialists via Skype and is free for Surrey residents.
Almost 30% of adults in Surrey drink above the recommended levels and are therefore putting themselves at risk of developing health problems now or in the future due to their drinking. Regularly drinking too much alcohol can have a significant impact on health. Excess alcohol is associated with over 200 medical conditions.
Using Skype technology the DrinkCoach Surrey service provides people with access to alcohol treatment experts weekdays, evenings and weekends. The service is professional, convenient and confidential and is ideal for people who may have found it difficult to access services in the past; because of work or family commitments, mobility issues, location or stigma.
For further information on DrinkCoach and to book an appointment visit the Healthy Surrey website. The service is convenient, professional and confidential. You can access up to six 40-minute coaching sessions delivered via skype by an alcohol specialist.
Sessions can be booked at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. You’ll get a dedicated alcohol treatment specialist who will help you identify and achieve your drinking goals, whether that is to cut down or stop.