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Nov 14, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week 14th - 20th November

Alcohol Awareness Week is 14th-20th November

 Throughout this week there will be stalls and events across the county to make people more aware of alcohol.

 This year the theme is – Know the risks.

The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol - how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

 In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits of alcohol was updated. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not drink more than 14 units a week, and spreading these units evenly over 3 or more days.

 The focus this year are the health associated risks.  Each day will focus on a different aspect -

  Monday 14th November – Alcohol and cancer  

Tuesday 15th November – Alcohol and depression

Wednesday 16th November – Alcohol and dementia

Thursday 17th November – Alcohol and breast cancer

Friday 18th November – Alcohol and diabetes

Saturday 19th November  - Alcohol and hypertension

Sunday 20th November – Alcohol and brain damage


In the local area there are events and stalls as follows –

 Monday 14th November – The Lantern Centre Ilfracombe 1-4pm

Monday 14th November -  Exeter Guildhall 13 00 – 1700 outside WH Smiths.

Weds 16th 10 – 2pm – venue (tbc) but will be offering Mocktails

Fri 18th Totnes – Shady Green 10 – 2pm Mocktails and other activities.

 So if you’re in the local area why not have a look.