I’ve been a Drinkaware Crew staff member at Plymouth students union for the last year and I’m going back to help them for Fresher’s in September.
Every year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on the number of alcohol related deaths. In 2014, there were 8,967. But how does this compare to previous years? And are there any trends you should be aware of. We asked our Director of Research and Impact, Dr John Larsen, to explain.
- There were 8,967 alcohol-related deaths in 2014
- The majority of these (65%) were male
- Alcohol-related deaths were highest among 55 to 64 year olds
- Scotland has the highest number of alcohol-related deaths, both for males and females
- Alcohol-related deaths are significantly higher in the north of England compared to the south
There were 8,967 alcohol-related deaths in 2014
The ONS report on the number of alcohol-related deaths is released every year so they can see how alcohol impacts on the UK population. This year’s report shows that alcohol-related deaths have fallen since 2008, which seems like good news, however there are still more than in 1994.
When thinking of New Year’s resolutions each year, you wouldn’t be the first to say you should drink less. After the merry extravagance of Christmas it’s the ideal time to cut back to feel better, but does it really work? Are the benefits all they’re made out to be?
We spoke to Janet MacKechnie, a young professional determined to make some positive changes in 2016.
It’s January: you’re back at work, wishing the weeks away until payday and bored after Christmas festivities. We wouldn’t blame you for thinking January a depressing time to give up alcohol, but Janet has other thoughts.
Do you want to cut down on how much alcohol you’re drinking in the run up to Christmas? You’re not alone, but with so many Christmas cocktails and drinks on the shelves it can seem hard to find another option.
Making your own Christmas mocktails is a great alternative to alcohol that will keep you feeling festive and healthier in the run up to the big day. So we thought we’d share some of our favourites for you to enjoy.
*November 16 to 20 November marks Alcohol Awareness Week, run by Alcohol Concern UK, to raise awareness of issues surrounding alcohol including the impact it can have.
During Alcohol Awareness Week people have been encouraged to talk about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.
It is estimated that the cost of alcohol on society totals £21 billion. So, bearing in mind that 87% of all UK adults drink, we looked into how aware people in the UK are of their alcohol intake and whether they truly know how much it’s affecting their health?
We’re very proud of our Drinkaware website. Millions of people visit us every year to learn more about the health effects of alcohol and learn how to reduce the risk of harm from drinking.