Alcohol awareness week 18-24 November 2013

 

The aim of alcohol awareness week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and societies.

Did you know that:

  • an average of 12% of males and 7% of females in the 16-19 age group show signs of alcohol dependency! (source: Office of Population and Census Surveys)
  • alcohol is linked with 25% of all school exclusions in the UK
  • up to 65% of all suicides involve alcohol
  • in 24% of child abuse cases, heavy drinking is a factor
  • 70% of murders are linked with alcohol and 33% of murder victims were drunk at the time that they were murdered
  • alcohol features in nearly 40% of all domestic violence incidents in the UK

For useful resources about alcohol and its harmful effects click here

To find out whether your own level of drinking is harmful click here

If you are worried about your own or somebody else’s alcohol consumption please speak to your CAMHS worker or your GP.

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