Alcohol services guide launched

A NEW Alcohol Information and Services Guide for the county was launched this week by the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.

The guide, which will be publicly available through a number of venues across Angus, is an update to one introduced by the partnership three years ago.

Chairman Robert Peat said: “The guide focuses on general alcohol information such as units and its harmful effects, and it also includes a section where individuals can use a simple questionnaire to find out if their alcohol consumption is harmful to them.

“This year, two new sections have been added - top tips about how to take simple steps to support people to reduce their intake and information for parents who frequently ask many questions about their children and alcohol. This section has been requested and is much needed.”

The new guide has also been welcomed by the Angus Community Health Partnership. Health improvement manager Freda Stewart said it highlights an impressive number of available services.

She said: “Individuals of all ages can access this information and the services available on the issue of alcohol. These days, many people also like to access information online and one section lists a host of local and national websites.”