It’s Alcohol Awareness Week and this year the theme is alcohol and families.
National research shows nearly one quarter of adults are drinking more than the recommended weekly limit of alcohol. The harmful affects of alcohol and substance misuse are of increasing concern to public health bodies.
Alcohol consumption is related to a range of adverse health affects including increased risk of certain types of cancer (including breast cancer), hypertension, certain types of dementia, depression, type 2 diabetes and alcohol related brain damage. New guidance released recommends 14 units per week for both men and women and advises that that there is no safe limit for drinking alcohol.
In Warwickshire there is a variety of services available to those in need of support to deal with a reliance on alcohol and drugs including The Recovery Partnership and ESH Works. For more information on services available go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/alcohol.
To find out more about how much you are drinking and easy ways you can cut back go to the NHS One You website.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Week an information event will take place at the Ropewalk Shopping Centre on Wednesday, 15th November, 10.00am to 2.00pm.