Alcohol Awareness Week

How much do you know about alcohol? There’s more to find out.

Harmful drinking 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.

Alcohol is estimated to cost the NHS £3.5 billion annually.

An estimated 595,000 adults in England are alcohol dependent and in need of specialist treatment. However the number receiving treatment is closer to just 100,000

50%of violent crime can be attributed to alcohol.

167,000 working years are lost in England yearly because of alcohol.

While overall levels of consumption are falling, around 2.5 million people in the UK drink more than 14 units on their heaviest-drinking days.

Around 220,000 children in England live with an alcohol-dependent adult.

Alcohol is linked to more than 60 medical conditions including liver disease, heart disease, some cancers and depression.

In 2015 there were 8,758 deaths related to alcohol in the UK.


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