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Are you concerned about your drinking?

It’s easy to drink and easy to drink too much.  And sometimes it’s hard to know when it really is too much.

In England, in 2009, 69 per cent of men and 55 per cent of women were drinking an alcoholic drink on at least one day during the week before they were surveyed. That’s well over half of everyone aged 16 and over!

That study also shows that 10 per cent of men and 6 per cent of women reported drinking every day in the previous week.  This information comes from the Department of Health.

And drinking is on the rise – plus its detrimental effects on health and well-being.  In 2007, 33 per cent of men and 16 per cent of women (24 per cent of adults) were classified as hazardous drinkers. That’s one third of men!  These drinkers include the six per cent of men and 2% of women who are estimated to be harmful drinkers.  That’s the most serious form of hazardous drinking when damage to health is very likely.

In the year 2009/10 there were 1, 057, 000 alcohol-related hospital admissions!  12% up on the previous year and twice the total ten years previously.  Drinks are becoming stronger, bottles and glasses are getting bigger and drinking can seem like a solution, not a problem.

If you are concerned about your drinking, click the button below!  That single action, that one click may save your life – think about your next step.

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THE SIGNS

Alcohol Misuse

Neglecting responsibilities
Drinking when it’s dangerous
Experiencing legal problems
Problems in relationships
Drinking to relax

Alcohol DependanceDesperate drinker

No control over drinking
Can’t quit
Drink replaces other activities
Drinking is your main focus
Drink even if it’s causing problems