Alcohol Awareness Week 2021

#AAW21 is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. This year, it takes place from 15th-21st November, with the theme of ‘Alcohol & Relationships’.

The week encourages you to get thinking about drinking.

Dry January 2021

‘Dry January’ helps more people ‘banish the booze’ for 31 days and feel the benefits of drinking less alcohol.

Whether you’re a weekend drinker, a ‘social drinker’ or just like to unwind with a glass of wine after work, cutting out alcohol can have a number of long-term benefits for your health. If you get involved this year, you’ll save money, feel more energised – and you might even lose weight!

The 12 Tips of Christmas

Christmas is the only time of year where boozing in the morning is more or less encouraged.

But in a year when the NHS is stretched like never before – and COVID hangs over us all – there are a few things we can do to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe when drinking alcohol this Christmas.

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week will take place from 16th – 22nd of November with the campaign theme – Alcohol and Mental Health.

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year. Drinking too much or too often can increase this risk.

Dry January

‘Dry January’ helps more people ‘banish the booze’ for 31 days and feel the benefits of drinking less alcohol.

Whether you’re a weekend drinker, a ‘social drinker’ or just like to unwind with a glass of wine after work, cutting out alcohol can have a number of long-term benefits for your health. If you get involved this year, you’ll save money, feel more energised – and you might even lose weight!

Safer drinking over the festive season

As party season gets underway, it can be tempting to indulge when you’re out with friends and family.

However, drinking too much might make your Christmas memorable for the wrong reasons and could put your health at risk.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a time to reflect on your drinking. Take a look at your consumption across an average week and you might ask a number of questions:

Sober for October

This October, Spectrum is supporting “Sober for October” – the national Macmillan Cancer Support campaign which encourages drinkers to kick the booze for one month. The task is simple – ditch the drink for a month and encourage sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues or simply pledge the pounds saved by not picking up that pint or prosecco.

Giving up alcohol can also have other benefits for your health and may help to lower your blood pressure and chloresterol. Many people who complete Sober for October successfully also make changes to their drinking habits too.