Focus on alcohol awareness

Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk
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June sees the fourth month of the Healthy Peterborough campaign with the focus moving to alcohol awareness.

The campaign aims to give residents the tools to prevent, understand and combat common health problems like those linked to drinking too much, allowing them to live healthier for longer.

Councillor Diane Lamb, Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for public health, said: “Drinking too much too often can impact on your health. It is a worrying statistic that alcohol now costs the NHS £3.5 billion per year, equal to £120 for every taxpayer.

“It is important to know how much you are drinking and that there are easy ways you can reduce your intake, without cutting alcohol out completely.

“You could try making some simple swaps when you’re out, or, if you drink every day, try having at least a couple of alcohol-free nights each week.

“It is never too late to start being healthier. Find out how every little change helps and what support is available at www.healthypeterborough.org.uk.”

Sources of support and tips will be provided via social media and posters across the city throughout June.

If you need more support then visit your GP who may refer you to the local Peterborough alcohol service, provided by Aspire, on 01733 895624 and 0800 1114354.

The campaign is led by the council and supported by Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Public Health England.