Drink sensibly

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. Students, especially those who are experiencing new independence and are not familiar with their limits, can be at higher risk for alcohol related illness or incidents.

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 and have at least 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 also offer sessions at DMU to complement our wider Healthy DMU programme, supporting our students to look after their health and wellbeing.

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

Fortnightly drop-in clinic starting from Tuesday 10 January 1pm - 5pm  – hosted in 0.17 Gateway House.

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.