Find out if you have an alcohol problem

If you believe you’re drinking too much, or you know alcohol is having a detrimental effect on your life, TCA can help.

You may be shocked to know that 1 in 13 of the British population is dependent on alcohol (they cannot get through the day without a drink), and 1 in 4 adults in the UK drinks too much (Alcohol Concern).

Apart from the health issues arising from prolonged, heavy drinking (heart disease, strokes, cancers, brain and nerve damage, organ damage), you need only turn the pages of your daily newspaper to be reminded that alcohol can create all sorts of other problems.

Alcohol is a drug; the more you drink, the more tolerant your body becomes to its effects. You need to be aware of how alcohol can start to control you, and eventually take over your life. Some people can control their drinking, while others can’t, and they become addicted to the drug alcohol. No one wants or plans to get dependent on alcohol. Act now before days of meaning to make changes turn into weeks, or even years. There are no easy answers, but making changes can help you regain control of your drinking and your life.
To get an appointment to speak confidentially to an alcohol counsellor contact TCA at one of our offices. For the Dundee office, call 01382 456 012; for the Angus office, call 01241 872 989; for the Perth office, call 01738 580 336.

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