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Alcohol is the UK’s biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15 – 49.  So if you’re worried about your drinking why not take part in dry January.

There are lots of reasons for taking part including feeling healthier, sleeping better, improving your skin, loosing weight, saving money and many more

National research shows nearly one quarter of adults are drinking more than the recommended weekly limit of alcohol.  The harmful effects of alcohol misuse is an increasing public health concern.  Alcohol consumption is related to a range of adverse health effects including an 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 in 2016 recommends  14 units per week for both men and women and advises that there is no safe limit for drinking alcohol.

There are a variety of services in Warwickshire for those in need of support to deal with alcohol and/or drug reliance.  To find out more go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/alcohol.