Drug and Alcohol Support

Government recommendations are for men and women to drink no more than 14 units a week. Not sure what a unit is? Check out the NHS website for more information.

Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:

  • Stay hydrated. Have a glass of water before you have alcohol and alternate alcoholic drinks with water or a soft drink. Find out more about water and your health.
  • Swap strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength (ABV in %). You'll find this information on the bottle.
  • Take a break have several drink-free days each week.

If you're trying to cut down your alcohol consumption, refer to the NHS website for tips and advice.

Support and Advice on Drug and Alcohol Use

Turning Point will offer sessions at DMU to complement our wider Healthy DMU programme, supporting our students to look after their health and wellbeing. Watch this short film to find out more about the Turning Point service.

The sessions are however confidential, and information would only be shared with the university in very exceptional circumstances.

No appointment is needed and the sessions take place fortnightly on Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 5pm in De Montfort Student Union, Pod Space.

Upcoming clinic dates are:

  • 27th March
  • 10th April
  • 24th April
  • 8th May
  • 22nd May
  • 5th June
  • 19th June
  • 3rd July
  • 17th July 

There is more information available from organisations such as:


Young Minds



The information presented on this site is for general use only and is not intended for people living with any medical conditions who are seeking personal medical advice; it is not a substitute for the advice of your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your condition, please consult your local GP.