Glass Half Full

Many of us enjoy a glass of something alcoholic to chill out, have fun or generally pass the time. But how much we drink can increase without us really thinking about it.

We can start drinking more for lots of reasons. Maybe work has become more stressful, you have more spare time after retiring, perhaps your children have moved out, or life is just generally feeling difficult.

Why not try swapping your next drink for a non-alcoholic alternative? Even cutting back small amounts can give you more energy to play with the grandchildren, help you lose weight, give you confidence to go out and try new things, or have a clear head to get that project done at work!

Support to be a healthier you

In Camden you can access a range of support services depending on your need. This may include brief intervention or more specialist support in online or face to face settings. These service include:

  • Lower My Drinking
    • Lower My Drinking

      Lower My Drinking is an online self-assessment tool that will recommend a tailored intervention based on the results of your self-assessment. If your results identify that you may be at increased or higher risk it may recommend you access the Lower My Drinking brief intervention app (android and IOS). The app can support you to track and reduce your drinking to within 14 units a week or less through scientifically proven tools.

      Take the self-assessment. You will need to enter your postcode to access this service as Lower My Drinking has been commissioned for Camden & Islington residents only.

      To access the app please search for ‘Lower My Drinking’ in the App or Google Play Store or you use the below links.  



  • Specialist support services
    • Specialist support services

      Struggling to cut down or think your drinking might be out of control? Realising that you have a problem is the first step to making a positive change.

      In Camden there is specialist support available if you are worried about your drinking or somebody else’s. If you live in Camden or are registered with a Camden GP, get in touch with your local service:

      Integrated Camden Alcohol Service (ICAS)

      The service is able to offer assessment, care planning, one to one and family support, groups and access to medical assessments where required. Services are offered within the community at locations across the borough including; GP surgeries, hostels and hospitals. Services are working hard to ensure that their premises are Covid-safe. Whilst they offer a drop in, it is recommended that whenever possible you telephone to arrange a time to attend.