Alcohol group urges drinkers to know their limits this Christmas

DRINKERS are being urged to know their limits this festive period. Alcohol experts in Cambridgeshire have issued seasonal advice to help partygoers and party hosts ensure they enjoy the festive period in peace and harmony. Statistic show that over a quar

DRINKERS are being urged to know their limits this festive period.

Alcohol experts in Cambridgeshire have issued seasonal advice to help partygoers and party hosts ensure they enjoy the festive period in peace and harmony.

Statistic show that over a quarter of the population in England (10million adults) drink above the guidelines for lower risk drinking. Of these, 2.6million adults (eight per cent of men and six per cent of women) regularly drink at higher risk levels.

The guidelines for lower risk drinking recommend men do not drink more than 21 units a week and women do not drink more than 14 units weekly. Higher level drinking can increase the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, liver disease, stroke and other diseases.


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In a bid to help people monitor and control their alcohol intake, Cambridgeshire's Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) have issued some Christmas alcohol advice.

The party host is urged to cut back on the risk of excessive drinking by guests, keep a watch on what people are consuming and ensure people get home safely.

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Party goers are advised to closely monitor their alcohol intake, set limits and ensure they have safe and secure transport home.

Cambridgeshire Alcohol Co-ordinator Brian Mitchell, said: "The Christmas and new year period is a time to celebrate and have fun - but also to remain safe! To all those celebrating over the coming weeks, the Cambridgeshire DAAT urges the public to keep your Christmas spirits within your limits, and to take care of yourself and your friends."

INFORMATION: Anyone who has any concerns about their, or someone else's level of drinking can find help by visiting www.nhs.uk/units or contact Drinksense on 01480 456956.

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