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Warwickshire County Council supports National #Alcohol Awareness Week 2016 #AAW2016 #KnowTheRisks

In support of National Alcohol Awareness Week (Monday 14th November), Warwickshire County Council reminds residents of the harmful effects of alcohol.

The theme of the national campaign focuses on alcohol and health, and knowing the risks associated with alcohol.

Research shows nearly one quarter of adults are drinking more than the recommended weekly limit of alcohol. The new guidance released in 2016 recommends 14 units per week for both men and women and advises that there is no safe limit for drinking alcohol. Watch the summer campaign video to find out more.

The harmful effects of alcohol and substance misuse are of increasing public health concern. Alcohol consumption is related to a range of adverse health effects including increased risk of certain types of cancer (including breast cancer), hypertension, certain types of dementia, depression, type 2 diabetes and alcohol related brain damage.

Please visit warwickshire.gov.uk/alcohol for more information on services available to Warwickshire residents.

To read the press release in full visit: news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (586 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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