Alcohol Awareness Week: time to change your drinking?

19th-25th November is national Alcohol Awareness Week

This year’s campaign focuses on alcohol and change, helping more people to seek support if they’re struggling with problem drinking and make small, manageable lifestyle changes to boost their long-term health. Across services, Spectrum is sharing key messages around:

Whether it’s a friend, colleague or service user, sharing information around safer drinking can guide people to the right support. For help and advice, download leaflets on harm prevention or take a look at the national campaign resources.

Community events

  • In Wakefield, Inspiring Recovery is joining Turning Point, CGL, and Gasped for events on 21st and 22nd November. As part of this local campaign, we are introducing Wakefield Wellcheck – a self-assessment tool to help people learn about their drinking behaviours.
  • North Yorkshire Horizons is encouraging everyone to make an #InspiredChange to their drinking behaviour. Staff will also be taking part in information events across Scarborough, Harrogate, Skipton and Northallerton – click for details.
  • York Drug & Alcohol Service is supporting Alcohol Awareness Week with targeted outreach in partnership with the City of York Council and the city hospital
  • Our teams in County Durham and South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service are supporting Alcohol Awareness Week with a campaign encouraging small changes.

To find out more, please visit our Alcohol Awareness Week web page.