It’s Alcohol Awareness Week next week. Do you how much is too much?
Did you know that in Stockport:
- The people most likely to ‘binge’ drink are 18-24 year olds and 40-44 year olds (drinking double the daily guidelines in any one day).
- 45-54 year olds are most likely to be drinking at ‘increasing risk levels’– more than 14 units for women or 21 units for men, over the week. (The guidelines are that women should not regularly drink more than two to three units and men not more than 3-4 units in a day. 2-3 units of alcohol is a typical glass of wine or a pint of lager or beer.
- Over 8,000 hospital admissions of Stockport residents last year were linked to alcohol use – mostly the long term effects of drinking, with a peak age being 65-74.
- Drinking alcohol in teenage years affects the developing brain, and can have long term effects on memory, reactions and attention span.
- Nearly half of 10-14 year-old children in the UK have seen their parents drunk.
Could you live without alcohol for a month? Take the Dry January Challenge! Find out more and sign up at the Dry January website.
Where to find out more:
- Alcohol and your health: find out more and get help with cutting down by visiting Healthy Stockport.
- Alcohol and your child: for help and information about talking to children about alcohol visit the Drink Aware website.
- Alcohol dependency: for information and how to get help in Stockport visit the Stockport Drugs and Alcohol website.
- Alcohol Awareness Week campaign website.