Neighbourhood watch: not logged in Start or Join your local Neighbourhood watch Review local crime stats online Report information to the Police securely Receive Alerts by Text, Voice and email: stay in touch Start a scheme

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alert message sent 16/11/2021 09:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner


Many of us drink alcohol for a variety of ever-changing reasons, including: to relax, to socialise, to de-stress, to have fun, to relieve boredom, to deal with feelings of loneliness, and to try and cope with or avoid problems.
But drinking too much and too often can cause or exacerbate all sorts of problems with our physical and mental health, including damaging relationships with our loved ones. It can heighten family tensions, get in the way of clear communication, and mean we are less present for each other, including our children.
For some of us, alcohol can become a central aspect of our relationships with friends, family or partners. This can stop us from taking action to improve our drinking habits, even when those habits aren't working for us.
And if a loved one is drinking heavily, it can cause huge worry. There is also a real risk of someone's drinking causing serious conflict, with alcohol being a factor in many cases of child neglect and domestic abuse.
Alcohol is also strongly associated with mental health problems like anxiety and depression. Over the course of the pandemic these problems have undoubtedly got worse for many of us.
As we return to a more normal life, there will be new pressures too - pressures to drink, sober shaming (being made to feel not drinking is wrong), and the pressures we put on ourselves to get back to 'normal' socialising.
But by taking control of our drinking, we can see better, happier relationships, as well as improved health and wellbeing. A great way to start is by recording what you drink for a few weeks to help you understand your drinking pattern, then setting yourself some small achievable goals to get it back under control.

Stephanie Marwood
Safer Together Coordinator for Lincoln and West Lindsey
Message sent by
Stephanie Marwood (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer Together Coordinator Lincoln and West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, Lincoln and West Lindsey)
Attached files
File nameFile size
Alcohol.jpg533.9 KB

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
 
Lincolnshire Community Messaging Portal Neighbourhood Alert Community Messaging System Lincolnshire Police Website Our Watch, National Neighbourhood Watch Website