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Need to keep up with your mates? Makes you more attractive to the opposite sex? “Binge drinking” is bad news and can lead to a criminal record (it increases violence & criminal damage.) Did you know that alcohol damages muscle fibres, making you less athletic..?! Don't allow yourself to feel pressurised to drink, SAY NO! Contact Checkpoint or a GP or Practice Nurse who can give you confidential advice.
Although it is legal for those aged 18 and over to buy and drink alcohol, that doesn’t mean it’s any less powerful than other drugs.
Useful page with people's stories, advice and facts about drinking from the NHS.
If you're under 18, check out this page about laws about drinking and the effects of alcohol on young people.
Check the facts, understand your drinking and learn how to make a change. Drinkaware is a charity that promotes responsible drinking and finds innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and alcohol-related harm.
Learn about units, how much is too much, and how to drink sensibly.
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MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.