As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, Southwark Council is encouraging the public to consider the impact alcohol has on family life.
The focus of this year's campaign is alcohol and its impact on families; highlighting the importance of having open conversations about harmful drinking to break the silence and stigma surrounding these issues.
In total, alcohol misuse is estimated to cost the UK economy over 21 billion each year. In Southwark, it is estimated that alcohol related ambulance call-outs cost approximately 480,000 every year. Figures show that there were 3113 alcohol related hospital admissions of Southwark residents in 2014-15.
To help break down barriers around talking about harmful drinking, Southwark Council along with Peer Mentors from the Recovery Support Service will be running an information stall at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
There will be the opportunity to speak to specialist workers and peer mentors.
You can try out some beer goggles, see what a unit of alcohol really is and you'll be given a 're-think your drink' scratch card to help you look at your drinking habits in a different way.
There will also be information for you to take away.
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