The campaign aims to highlight that change is possible and to encourage people to make healthy changes to their drinking habits.
Councillor Patricia Stallard, Executive Member for Public Health at Hampshire County Council, said, “Many people are choosing to have drink-free days or stop drinking and are thereby changing their own lives and the lives of those around them. Too often drinking is an expectation not a choice and we are keen to support people in making change, even if they are just small ones.”
People can do a simple two minute online check to work out how much they are drinking and how much this affects their health by going to Don’t Bottle It Up.
Alcohol Awareness Week is run by Alcohol Concern, a national alcohol charity. Hampshire County Council also commissions specialist support for adults and young people through Inclusion Recovery Hampshire, an organisation which provides advice, information and support for alcohol matters, including a free confidential one-to-one alcohol helpline for advice on how to make changes: 0300 303 3539.