Sam Partleton is the Specialist Alcohol Liaison Nurse who is based at the surgery, one day a week on a Thursday.
Alcohol is one of the main factors relating to ill health, including both your physical and mental health. Many people drink alcohol to help manage thoughts, emotions and every day life stressors. Without realising, your drinking level and tolerance increase and may result in you needing a drink every day.
Drinking to a high level is more common that you think. Many people are unaware of the dangers associated with drinking. So if you are worried and concerned about your current alcohol use, please discuss this with your GP, who can then refer into this service if necessary.