Alcohol Awareness Week: Why is it So Important? - Mental Health & Wellbeing Show

Alcohol Awareness Week: Why is it So Important?

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:

Ryan Donovan

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.

The Facts

  • 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

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