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Patient leaflets for people with drug and alcohol problems when in hospital

Drug or alcohol problem?
If you drink excessively or use drugs, being in hospital can be difficult. This leaflet explains what support is available during your stay. When in hospital it is not safe to drink alcohol or take illicit drugs. This is because drugs and/or alcohol can make many illnesses worse or react badly with your treatment. We will help you to manage without drugs or alcohol in hospital (and afterwards if you wish).

Alcohol excess
This information is designed to help those who want to know more about drinking and its effects, and to provide further help and support if they feel they are drinking too much. You’ll discover how many units of alcohol there are in your drinks and what the lower, increasing and higher risk levels are.

Alcohol related seizures
This leaflet will provide you with information about alcohol related seizures (fits) and safety advice, which you may find helpful, when discharged from hospital.

Coping with alcohol withdrawal

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