Every day, 20 people die as a result of their drinking. But alcohol harm is not inevitable. This Alcohol Awareness Week communities across the country call for change.

220,000

children in England live with an alcohol dependent parent

£3.5 billion

is the cost of alcohol to the NHS each year in England alone

167,000

working years were lost to alcohol in 2015

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Many of us drink too much without realising it. This could be having a big effect on us both now and in the future; alcohol overuse is linked to mental health problems, liver disease, seven forms of cancer and more. Is your drinking healthy?

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