A better Medway

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Many pubs across Medway have closed, in line with government guidelines.

For more details, visit our coronavirus guidance page

The guidelines for alcohol are to not exceed 14 units per week and to spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you regularly drink 14 units a week.

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption, but you will significantly reduce the risks of it affecting your health by sticking to the recommended units (approximately six 175ml glasses of wine or six pints of 4% beer).

Regularly exceeding this increases your chances of suffering from over 60 health problems, including:

  • breast cancer
  • hyper tension
  • liver disease
  • stroke

Tackling dependency 

There’s help and support available to help manage your drinking levels. Free services are available across Medway and you can even access support online. Medway Active Recovery Service (MARS), which is run by Turning Point, can help with online support packages.

If you or a friend would like to access MARS, you can self-refer online. You can also call Turning Point on 0300 123 1560 or email info@turning-point.co.uk.