Alcohol ~Social or Harmful

 

 

Alcohol-related crime and social disorder is estimated to cost UK taxpayers £11bn per year

 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the harmful use of alcohol results in 2.5 million deaths each year globally and is ranked by the WHO as the third leading cause of death and disability in the developed world

 

Alcohol is the second most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world, it is a depressant that when consumed at harmful levels becomes one of the leading risk factors for depression and suicides                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                     (www.ias.org.uk)

 

Our Alcohol Awareness & Harm Reduction Workshops aim to:

 

 

Provide information around the physical, psychological and societal implications of using alcohol within the home, the workplace and in the wider community to facilitate open discussions, empower individuals and reduce the cost of alcohol misuse

 

 

Promote a better understanding of why people use alcohol, aiming to remove the myths, stereotypes and stigma around alcohol illnesses that often prevent vulnerable people seeking support

 

 

Reduce the consequences of criminal behaviour often associated with alcohol misuse by providing advice as to the legal ramifications of drinking to excess and the penalties for anti-social behaviour 

 

 

Reduce the number of people binge drinking by promoting realistic harm reduction techniques and safer drinking patterns, empowering positive lifestyle choices and improved individual physical and emotional wellbeing

 

 

Reduce the number of Alcohol related deaths by encouraging those who may be at risk from alcohol misuse to seek support of more tailored interventions