Preventing ill health from excessive alcohol

Did you know that consuming too much alcohol is amongst the most significant risk factors for ill health in England and 10.4 million people consume alcohol at levels above the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low-risk guidelines? Alcohol misuse contributes to 200 health conditions leading to hospital admission, due either to acute alcohol intoxication or to the toxic effect of alcohol misuse over time.

What’s more, harmful use of alcohol affects the most vulnerable groups in society – those in the lowest income bracket and those experiencing the highest levels of deprivation.

If you are worried about how much you drink or you’re worried about someone else, please check out the links below for advice and support.