With the Christmas party season here and New Year Eve’s quickly following Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding people to celebrate safely over the coming month!
As part of its winter campaign, “Right Treatment Right Place”, the CCG want people to be aware of how they can help themselves enjoy any upcoming events:
If you are drinking alcohol drink safely;
“Most people know binge drinking is bad for you...but many people still do it”
Dr Alan Dow, Glossop GP and CCG Chair, said:
“Most people know that binge drinking is bad; bad for your health, bad for your weight and sometimes bad for your behaviour but many people still do it, especially at this time of year. But it’s not only excessive drinking that can cause problems, whether it’s a festive tipple or an extra pint to get you through a Christmas party our bodies don’t understand the excuse ‘It’s Christmas’.
“It takes about an hour for your body to process each unit of alcohol. Make sure you know how many units you are consuming so that a merry Christmas doesn’t become a messy Christmas!”
It’s not just alcohol you need to be safe with; unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases can be the result if you aren’t properly prepared and other accidents and injuries are also possible. On you night out...
For more information about celebrating safely please contact your GP practice or visit www.tamesideandglossopccg.org or www.nhs.uk.