Alcohol Awareness Week
This week is alcohol awareness week 16th – 22nd November.
So how much do you drink and why? Well … men are not meant to drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol per day and women should not drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol per day. With the majority of people it usually starts out with using alcohol as a way of unwinding after a stressful week – or when having a few drinks with friends. But 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! If this is the case you can check online at www.NHS.co.uk .
Issues with alcohol seem to be increasing and more and more school children are getting drunk before they’ve even reached adulthood, so it is important to recognise the symptoms early in order to help them.
Lauren Kerry, Health officer said ‘Rotherham have particularly prevalent health issues in relation to alcohol, some of the key issues are, underage drinking and the increasing risk of alcohol related-harm, which were indicated in the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2018. Alcohol awareness is a fantastic initiative and a perfect opportunity, that Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are thrilled to support, we are supporting this through raising awareness around the risk of alcohol in our Community Health Sessions’
Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol? Have family members or friends expressed concerns that you’re drinking too much? Then now is time to listen and talk about the health risks, social problems and stigmas associated with alcohol.
In the meantime, you can find out more alcohol abuse facts and track the 2015 plans by visiting the Alcohol Awareness Week website.