Alcohol and health – whats the flipside?

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A relaxing drink and a good laugh can be one of lifes great pleasures. Just think, how many mates have bonded over a few beers through the years!

But as with many good things theres a flipside. Alcohol changes behavior. Recently 39% of alcohol related deaths in 16 to 34 year olds were because of mental health related problems. And the rates of alcohol related illness such as liver disease are consistently high.

Are you drinking anywhere near the recommended limits? 21 men, 14 women – units weekly. Measure how many units you drink this alcohol awareness week.

A relaxing night on the town can be one of lifes great pleasures. Just think, how many people have fallen in love after their eyes met over a few drinks!

But as with many good things theres a flipside. Alcohol changes behavior. Between 2005 and 2009 the number of women admitted to hospital in Bolton for alcohol related conditions was over 800 per year.

Are you drinking anywhere near the recommended limits? 21 men, 14 women units weekly. Measure how many units you drink this alcohol awareness week.

measure your units with this FREE mobile measuring tool

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How many units will you drink this awareness week – use our FREE mobile measurement tool to find out.

Simply visit alcoholtheflipside.org/mobile on your mobile phone
- suitable for most SMART phones - and start tracking how much you drink.

www.alcoholtheflipside.org/mobile

Alcohol awareness week 2011 – 14th Nov to 20th Nov

How many units will you drink this awareness week

Visit our Boozetalk website and use our measurement tool on your PC to help you track how much you are drinking, set targets and keep an eye on your progress.

By setting targets you have a much better chance of succeeding if you decide you want to cut down your drinking.

Measurement Tool