This week (19th to 25th November) is Alcohol Awareness Week run by Alcohol Concern, now Alcohol Change UK, aiming to educate people about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol. 

This year the theme of Alcohol Awareness Week is Change.

Change is necessary: Too often drinking is an expectation, not a choice. Across the UK, people are suffering as a result of their own or others’ drinking – and not enough specialist support is available to help them.

Change is possible: Let’s start by making changes in our own lives; are you drinking too much? Make a change today. For those who need help to reduce their drinking, change is possible too. Properly funded and managed well, the treatment sector can change lives.

Change is happening: Millions of people choose to drink more healthily or stop drinking each year, and their lives and the lives of those around them change as a result. There’s great practice happening in the treatment sector across the country. And organisations and charities are campaigning for system-wide change so fewer people are harmed by alcohol.

Here at the Mouth Cancer Foundation we support limiting alcohol intake as there is an increased risk between drinking and mouth cancer.  Drinking to excess can increase the risk of mouth cancer by four times.  Those who smoke and drink are up to 30 times more likely to develop mouth cancer.

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