Borough Insight

Why not check your drinking habits?

How much do you think, you need that drink? Find you results at DrinkCoachEarlier this year Public Health England published trends in alcohol consumption since the start of the pandemic. The findings showed an increase in total alcohol-specific deaths, driven by an unprecedented annual increase in alcoholic liver disease deaths.

Despite pubs, clubs and restaurants being closed for just short of 31 weeks during the national lockdowns, the total amount of alcohol released for sale during the pandemic remained similar to pre-pandemic years, which indicates people were drinking more at home.

The DrinkCoach Alcohol Test is a quick and confidential way to check if your drinking is putting your health at risk. It will ask you a series of questions including how often you drink, the types of drinks you enjoy and how many drinks you are likely to have on average.

Depending on your result, it may signpost you to useful information or local services including telephone or face to face sessions to help you change your drinking habits and reduce your drinking.

 For full details of the support that is available via your GP and support groups, see NHS Alcohol Support.

Find out more and take the DrinkCoach Alcohol Test on the Healthy Surrey website.

Remember - it pays to be honest!

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