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Local alcohol abuse charity calls on Derbyshire residents to watch how much they drink during lockdown

Nicola Evans from High Peak based charity 'Forward Together' has been speaking to Peak FM about the issue.

An alcohol abuse charity in the High Peak is urging residents to be careful of their drinking during the Covid-19 lockdown.

'Forward Together' work with people who're addicted to drink or drugs, in a bid to help them overcome the habit.

Nicola Evans runs it-she’s concerned more people are turning to booze because of the current situation;

"I've had quite a few calls from one of my clients, who told me she's going to murder her husband, so I have to take that seriously.

"Typically, she's just a normal lady who works, but these circumstances have resulted in her drinking to excess.

"I can't emphasise enough how important it is to keep an eye on what you're drinking, and the amount you're drinking.

"Make sure you aren't drinking more than you normally are, don't buy extra booze-there's no need to do that."

Nicola told us anyone with concerns should contact the charity for advice;

"This is a hidden sentence for a family, to have someone who's alcohol or drug dependent.

"It's even worse when you can't get away from it and you don't get any respite.

"There's no AA meetings going on, there's just nothing at the moment."

You can find out more about the services on offer at 'Forward Together' on their website below;

https://www.forward-together.org.uk/

 

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