RCA Trust here to support recovery across Renfrewshire and beyond!

We seek to limit the effects of alcohol, gambling and other problematic behaviours on the individual, their families and the wider community as a whole by providing a range of services and interventions designed to support the individual and their concerned significant others.


Know Your Units...

Many of us enjoy alcohol as part of an active social life, many of us however do not know the facts about how many units are in each drink.
What is a unit of alcohol?
1 Unit = 10ml of pure alcohol
The number of units of alcohol in a drink depends on the size and strength of a drink.
Did you know the body takes approximately 1 hour to process one unit of alcohol
One standard 175ml glass of wine with a strength of 12.5% is equal to 2.2 units of alcohol which would take the body over 2 hours to process just one glass!
Both men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units per week and have at least 2 to 3 alcohol free days.



Gambling: Myths VS Facts

I Feel Lucky!

Fact: There is no such thing as luck in gambling as most of the time the only luck a gambler will experience is bad luck. Luck cannot be used to foresee what happens in the future.

If I Keep Playing, I Can Win Back What I Lost...

Fact: Actually, the more you gamble, the more likely it is you’ll lose more money. The odds are always stacked in the favour of those offering the bet – the bookies, casinos and lottery companies know that some people will win, but more people have to lose so that the companies can stay in business.

The More I Play, The Better I Get!

Fact: Practice does not make perfect. When it concerns gambling, there is no sure way to win. Every bet that is placed means that you are taking a risk of losing. Gambling is exactly as described it is a GAMBLE!

Young People Don’t Have Gambling Problems...

Fact: Anyone who gambles may be at risk of developing a gambling problem, including young people. 2% of young people in the UK (that’s 60,000 young people) are likely to be struggling with a gambling problem this very moment. That could be someone you know.