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Alcohol Awareness Week

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18th — 24th November

Most people in this country enjoy the odd tipple, and with Christmas on the horizon it is not unusual to enjoy a glass or two (or three) more of our favourite drink. There's no doubt that alcohol is the nation's favourite drug, and herein lies a potential problem.

Like all drugs, prescribed or 'recreational', alcohol can have unwanted effects — and alcohol also carries the risk of addiction. We all know this, and no-one wants to be preached at by holier-than-thou health nuts. But maybe it's time to reflect a little on our creeping levels of consumption?

Alcohol Awareness Week is simply that — an encouragement to stop and reflect on our own personal drinking habits.

If Christmas and New Year is a time when we are likely to over-indulge somewhat, what better time to consider being a little more mindful of our alcohol consumption, to bear in mind the potential longer-term consequences, and maybe (just maybe) think about going dry for the month of January?

Just a thought.

Cheers!

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