So the question is, why do people drink? Well, it usually begins with using alcohol as a way of unwinding after a stressful week! Or having just a few drinks with friends. Men are advised to drink no more than 3-4 alcohol units a day, women advised not to drink more than 2-3 units.
Unsure on what a unit is in terms of what you drink? Find out how much you drink on your night out by using this alcohol unit calculator, you’ll be surprised by the results!
The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2014 is 'Facing our Alcohol Problem - Taking Back our Health and High Streets'. Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol? Have family members or friends expressed concerns that you're drinking too much? Are your teenage kids piling in to the booze and binge drinking on alcohol before they go out for an evening?
If the answer is 'Yes' to any of those questions, then it's time to listen and talk about the health risks, social problems and stigmas associated with excessive drinking.
In order that anybody's drinking habits don’t spiral out of control, it’s important that you truly understand why you’re drinking and how much you need to moderate your intake to more acceptable levels.
Alcohol Concern are a charity that are constantly supporting and campaigning to make moderate intakes of alcohol the socially responsible way forward.
To find out more about Alcohol Awareness Week look at their website for more information at: http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/.
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