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Reduce the levels of harmful drinking of alcohol in our communities.

Deaths due to alcohol have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Helping people to cut down their alcohol intake can improve mental health, boost weight loss and reduce the risk of conditions which cause a high number of deaths and reduce quality of life such as cancer, liver and heart disease.

Over the next four years we will:

  • Increase population level understanding of risk and harm.
  • Prevent alcohol harm through wider related local/national policy
  • A systematic approach to Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA).
  • Identification of ‘alcohol champions’ in key organisations across the system.
  • Including alcohol as a priority for employee health and wellbeing.
  • Agreeing and embedding pathways for service users with co-existing mental health and substance misuse issues.

JSNA - Substance Misuse: Young People and Adults (2018)

  • Alcohol contributes to more than 60 diseases and health conditions.
  • It represents 10% of the burden of disease and death in the UK, placing it in the top three lifestyle risk factors after smoking and obesity.

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