Alcohol Awareness Week 19th - 25th November 2012

Alcohol Awareness Week 2012 runs from 19-25 November

During 2011, many organisations found that the run-up to Christmas was a good time for people to think about alcohol and the amount they consume.

This year's theme: It's time to talk about drinking

One of the nation's defining features is that people love to talk about drinking - but are we having the right kinds of conversations? Alcohol Concern has a set the theme 'it's time to talk about drinking' for Alcohol Awareness Week. This gives great flexibility to have all kinds of conversations about the health risks, social problems, stigmas and taboos associated with talking about the dangers of alcohol.

The Matthew Project will be challenging local people across Norfolk and Suffolk to think about their alcohol consumption during the month of January, which is a month when we usually consider new resolutions and changes to our lifestyles, often following a month of excess in December! You can sign up either as an individual or a team to give up drinking for a month but make sure it's safe for you to do so (check with a medical professional first if you're unsure). We're going to ask people to pledge money or get sponsored to motivate them to stick to the challenge. We'll also be providing people with tips and information on cutting down and how this will help their health, sleeping patterns and general wellbeing.

To find out more visit The Matthew Project stand at The Forum in Norwich on Wednesday 21st November or visit www.matthewproject.org.

  • A telephone helpline for everyone within Norfolk & Suffolk who need support or have questions on drugs and alcohol.
  • Dynamic education so young people understand the risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • Free, confidential help.
  • Honest, accurate and appropriate information.
  • Support for parents and families of drug or alcohol users.

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