Alcohol Awareness

 

Alcohol seems to makes a normal appearance in so many aspects of our lives and it can be all too easy to forget that it’s addictive, in both your physical and mental health.

NHS research suggests that around 9% of men in the UK and 4% of UK women show some signs of being alcohol dependant.  This means that the drinking of alcohol can become a really important, or sometimes the most important, factor in their lives, and you can feel unable to function without it.

Alcohol dependency has varying degrees and they don’t always involve excessive levels of drinking.  If you find that you ‘need’ to always go for a few pints after work, or share a bottle of wine with your partner most nights of the week just to unwind, you could be affecting your long-term health. There could also be underlying mental health issues for this type of behaviour that you are not even aware of.

You can find out your alcohol consumption levels by following this link, there are also organisation to talk to such as Drink Aware, Alcohol Concern, Mind and you could visit your GP or other healthcare professional

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Links

Drink Aware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We’re here to help people make better choices about drinking.

Alcohol Concern are a small independent charity that is committed to reducing harm from alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Education Trust supports a Public Health priority to see a reduction in the number of young people drinking alcohol and ensuring they have the skills and guidance to make informed choices

NHS – While alcoholism is an illness which can result in people being unable to work, a survey in 2001 by Alcohol Concern and Drugscope suggested that 60 per cent of employers across all sectors had employees with alcohol problems and 27 per cent with drug misuse. The majority of problem drinkers are probably in employment.

There is also a app available for android phones from Drink Aware – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.drinkaware&hl=en_GB

This Year’s Alcohol Awareness Week is 16 – 22 November, this is run by Alcohol Concern to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol.

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