Are you worried about how much you're drinking?

Are you worried about how much you're drinking?

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:47am 14th November 2019.

Public Health Dorset's holding an awareness-raising event in Weymouth on Friday - urging us to Rethink Our Drink.

They'll be on hand to give advice and information on the risks and safe use of alcohol as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.

The national guideline is that no-one should exceed fourteen units of drink a week - about six pints of lager or a bottle and a half of wine.

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William Haydock, Public Health Dorset's Senior Health Programme Advisor said: 

"In the South West 24 per cent of the population are drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week. 

"In Dorset this works out to be 66,098 people.

""Though we know many people can enjoy alcohol responsibly, we want to highlight some of the risks of drinking too much alcohol and what services we have in Dorset to help people break bad habits."

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Families of Alcoholics Expert Jo Huey, who works in Dorset, said: 

"It brings me a lot of hope and excitement that Public Health Dorset and partners have joined together this year to raise awareness around alcohol misuse, how it impacts on friends and family as well as society. 

"When people are better informed and supported, we all benefit. 

"Families need to know they aren't alone and society need to understand that just because alcohol is legal, it doesn't change the impact it has on lives."


EVENT:  Friday 15 November outside Natwest in Weymouth from 11am -2pm EDP/REACH will be available to give advice and information to raise awareness on risks of drinking alcohol as well as providing tips on safe use of alcohol.