Reducing Harm

InclusionVisionsThurrock (IVT) offers advice and information to support you to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse.

We offer a range of support aimed at reducing harm and improving your health.

Take a look at our approach to recovery and harm reduction here.

We work to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol misuse on individuals, their families and the community.

Our services include:
  • Brief Advice, Information and drugs education
  • Harm Reduction information and literature
  • Structured treatment Programmes
  • Inclusion Recovery Programme (Groupwork Programme)
  • Liver function testing
  • Referral to inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation
  • Liaison with other professionals such as GP’s and sexual health clinics
  • For more information or to speak to your nearest office please contact 0300 303 1018 (all calls charged at local rate)

Inclusion are committed to reducing the harmful affects of alcohol across Thurrock.

Inclusion Visions Thurrock (IVT) work in close partnership with Thurrock Council, Police, Probation, NOMS, Social Care Teams, Pharmacies, GP’s and other providers to reduce the harmful affects of alcohol.

Some useful links

A.U.D.I.T. FORM – This is a form designed to look at your alcohol use and can be downloaded by clicking here or you can complete the online version of it by using this link.

There are lots of web-based tools to help raise awareness of alcohol and self-help support to stop or cut-down. You can find a huge amount of useful tools and information such as an online unit calculator and more at MyDrinkaware, this is a specialist charity for raising awareness of alcohol misuse.

The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the lower risk guidelines of 2-3 units of alcohol for both men and women (equivalent to a pint of 4% beer or 175 ml glass of wine).

“Regularly” means drinking every day or most days of the week.

Stick to these guidelines and you are what the government defines as a “lower risk” drinker. The same guidelines state that regularly drinking over them puts you at an “increasing risk” of developing health problems, and if the amount you’re drinking is usually double or more than the guidelines you are putting yourself at a “higher risk” of developing health problems.

If you think your drinking puts you into the increasing risk or higher risk categories, it could be time to re-think your relationship with alcohol.

What you can do…when drinking at home

Making some small simple steps around your alcohol use and thinking around your drinking can help so use this link to find out more.

Drink Aware also has a new app that can be used on smartphones and downloaded – this is a really good way of monitoring not only how many units you are drinking but the calories too!