Alcohol plays an important part in society and is enjoyed by many adults in the UK today. However, Alcohol can also be harmful and linked to violence, crime and poor health.
National guidelines around alcohol use recommend that :

  • men drink no more than 2-3 units per day
  • women drink no more than 2 to 3 units per day

Find out more about how much you might be drinking, how much is in a unit and how many calories are in a drink.

  Calculate your alcohol units and calories Opens in a new window

You will also find guidelines for pregnant women, having other health conditions and driving.

Alcohol Services in Torbay

If you want some advice about your alcohol use or someone else’s; information and help for adults is available from Torbay Drug and Alcohol Services Opens in a new window.

If you are under 18, visit the CheckPoint Opens in a new window website or call 01803 290 330.

Alcohol Strategy

Read the Alcohol Strategy which aims to promote sensible and safe drinking in Torbay.

Drug misuse can impact on someone’s health and wellbeing, but often it can also affect family, friends and communities as well. If you, or someone you know is having trouble with drugs, including substances that have sometimes been called ‘legal highs’ (even though they are not legal), or just want some advice or information, there are a range of options in Torbay available for you.

Torbay residents can access a full range of services from advice and information through to structured drug treatment programmes, including residential community rehabilitation.

Support is also available to families and carers affected by drug misuse and to the children of those with substance misuse problems.