Alcohol Awareness Week takes place next week from 16th – 22nd November, and we want to help to raise awareness and provide opportunities for people to learn more about alcohol, addiction and recovery.
We’re putting on a FREE webinar on the 18th November from 10am – 12pm via Zoom including talks from people who have recovered from addiction, and organisations that help those in recovery.
Confirmed Talks include:
Sarah Vaile, Director of Recovery Cymru
Victoria Seed, Founder of Vesta Approach
Would you like to know more about Alcohol Addiction? Join us at the webinar by clicking here.
- In the UK, in 2016 there were 9,214 alcohol-related deaths (around 15 per 100,000 people). The mortality rates are highest among people aged 55-69 .
- In the UK in 2018 there were 7,551 alcohol-specific deaths (around 11.9 per 100,000 people). This is the second-highest level since the records began in 2001
- In England, there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers (2017/18), of whom 82% are not accessing treatment
- Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages