A Cure for Overindulgence? Join the January SMART Wokingham Resolution Clinics
SMART CJS Wokingham is delighted to announce the opening of FREE drop-in Resolution Clinics each Wednesday from 8th – 29th January 2020, 6pm-730pm, which will focus on educating people about and potentially changing excessive drugs and alcohol usage.
Vikki Lake, Service Manager, SMART Wokingham, gives us more information on this development: “Often we overindulge at Christmas and New Year’s Eve and sometimes it can be excessive and detrimental to our health and sense of well-being. We might feel we are either drinking more than we should or taking drugs in excessive amounts and don’t know how to tackle it – either reducing it or cutting it out altogether.
The Resolution Clinics are designed to find out whether you are drinking more than you should or taking more drugs than is advisable. It’s a non-judgemental community-based drugs and alcohol support service run by an approachable and friendly team available for residents of Wokingham. We hope that people will take up this offer and also feel supported in their decisions about substances which can really affect how we feel and the quality of our relationships at home and at work.”
Reasons to consider dropping into a Resolution Clinic:
- Feeling like you have consumed too much alcohol and/or drugs over Christmas and New Year’s Eve
- Finding it hard to reduce or cut down on alcohol and/or drugs
- Gaining weight due to alcohol use
- Just unsure about the level of safe drinking
How to attend a Resolution Clinic
There is no need for an appointment, just drop-in and say hello, any Wednesday from 8th – 29th January 2020, 6pm-730pm. This service is only available residents of Wokingham.
Address: 38 Station Road, Wokingham RG40 2AE (near Wokingham Station).
About SMART Wokingham:
SMART Wokingham is open Monday to Fridays during the day (with some evening services) offering community-based alcohol and drugs support services (for young people and adults). Find out more>>
Addicted to drug or alcohol use?
If you are thinking your drug or alcohol use is completely out of control, then please contact the service asap for a one-to-one appointment. We can help. The service is free, please come and talk to us.
Tel: 0118 772 022
Facts about alcohol use
Data from February 2018 reported that 31% of men and 16% of women drank at a level indicating increased or higher risk of harm (more than 14 units per week), with those aged 55-64 the most likely group to be drinking at higher or increasing risk levels. Thus, there are many people living with alcohol addiction issues, some managing to hold down employment and keep relationships intact, and others not.
Facts about drug use
In 2016/17, illicit drug use among adults in England & Wales amounted to around 1 in 12 people; it’s a lower level than 10 years ago when the figure was one in ten, but still a significant problem with 2,500 deaths in England and Wales related to drug misuse. This is an increase of 5 per cent on 2015 and 58% higher than in 2006. The stark reality is that deaths related to drug misuse are at their highest level since records began in 1993. This means a huge drain and demand on the NHS and other publicly funded services, as well as lives wasted, families and relationships wrecked, often without individuals reaching their full potential.