Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 16th – 22nd November this year.
So why do people drink? It often starts out with using alcohol as a way of unwinding after a stressful week or having a few drinks whilst socialising with friends. This can easily get out of hand because whilst men are not meant to regularly drink more than 3-4 alcohol units a day, women should not drink more than 2-3 units and a lot of people don’t know what units actually mean in terms of what they drink; and therefore don’t know when they’re drinking too much! You can find out how much you are drinking by using a drinks unit calculator or on the go with a drinks tracker app or alternatively you could try using the alcohol demotivator.
Alcohol concern are keen to encourage people to talk about the health risks (alcohol facts sheet), social problems and stigmas associated with drinking.
For more information relating to alcohol use and its effects visit the Alcohol Concern website.
If you, a friend or family member are struggling with alcohol issues it is never too late to reach out for help.
South West Recovery Hub Drop-In
Monday - ELS House, 555 Gorgie Road - 10am-4pm Tuesday - HLC, 30 Harvesters Way - 10am-4pm Wednesday - HLC, 30 Harvesters Way - 10am-4pm Thursday - HLC, 30 Harvesters Way - 10am-4pm Friday - ELS House, 555 Gorgie Road - 10am-4pm