Wednesday 28 September 2016

Help for problem drinking

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

Contact your GP if you think you have a problem with your drink
Contact your GP if you think you have a problem with your drink

SOME 7,549 people were treated for problem alcohol use last year.

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Those presenting for treatment were highest in Waterford, Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Carlow from 2009-2013.

They were lowest in Roscommon, Clare, Mayo, Meath and Limerick

You may need help if:

* You always feel the need to have a drink

* You get into trouble because of your drinking

* Other people warn you about how much you're drinking.

A good place to start is with your GP. Be honest with them about how much you drink.Stopping drinking overnight can be life-threatening, so get advice about cutting down gradually.

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