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Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awarenessraising, campaigning for change, and more. This year's Alcohol Awareness Week takes place from 15- 21 November 2021. The benefit of this week of awareness if to raise the issues of drinking alcohol, how much we are drinking and the effects on our bodies. It is also to see what support is out there if you have any concerns for yourself or your loved ones.

How much are you drinking? - click the link to find out the units and calories in your drinks!

http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/tools/unit-and-calorie-calculator

In England there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers. Only 18% are receiving treatment. In the UK, in 2016 there were 9,214 alcohol-related deaths (around 15 per 100,000 people). The mortality rates are highest among people aged 55-69. Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, illhealth and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages.

This November, let’s come together to make changes in our own lives, share the tools and support needed to make that happen, call for the change that’s needed and celebrate the change that’s happening. Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country have signed up to take part. It's easy to get involved - just follow the sign up link below If you feel you need information or further support:

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week-1/about-alcohol-awareness-week/take-part-in-alcohol-awareness-week

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