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Change for Alcohol Awareness Week (19-25 November 2018) Back to Listings

16 Nov

It is estimated that the cost of alcohol on society is in excess of £21 billion and harmful drinking is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49-year-olds in the UK1. This year, Alcohol Concern have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) will take place from 19-25 of November on the theme of 'change'. The charity, which has merged with Alcohol Research UK, is promoting the Twitter hashtag #AAW18 and says this year's AAW is a chance to:

  • Drive a conversation about alcohol 
  • Signpost those who need help to the support they need
  • Call for change at every level - individuals, communities and policy-maker

The charity is highlighting:

Change is necessary.

Too often drinking is an expectation, not a choice. Across the UK, people are suffering as a result of their own or others’ drinking – and not enough specialist support is available to help them.

Change is possible.

By making changes in our own lives, we can have a healthier relationship with alcohol. For those who need help to reduce their drinking, change is possible. Properly funded and managed well, the treatment sector can change lives.

Change is happening.

Millions of us are choosing to drink more healthily or to stop drinking altogether, and our lives and the lives of those around us change as a result. There’s great practice happening in the treatment sector across the country. And organisations and charities are campaigning for system-wide change so fewer people are harmed by alcohol.

If you or a family member has been affected by alcohol addition, the team at London Medical Concierge (LMC) work hand-in-hand with world renowned teams, each with a proven track record in superior treatment and long-term recovery. To find out more about the service, visit: http://www.londonmedicalconcierge.com/services/addiction-recovery/.

References:

https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=33cd99a4-1392-47f9-8c89-288a0b776fc6

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