Alcohol Awareness Week at North Yorkshire Horizons

North Yorkshire Horizons are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange.

It is part of a campaign led by North Yorkshire Horizons during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people to review their drinking.

Dan Atkinson, Team Leader at North Yorkshire Horizons said: “We are hoping that in Alcohol Awareness Week people will take some time to consider how a small change to their drinking might have a big impact on their life.”

Dan continued: “There are plenty of good reasons to cut back on your drinking including watching your weight, reducing stress and saving money as well as staying healthier for longer.

“Making a small, manageable change like cutting out that after work drink or having more drink free days can mean huge health benefits and people will feel better for it. So we’re asking them to make a personal pledge to change and share it on social media using #InspiredChange.”

Andy Pearson, Clinical Service Manager for NYH, said: “Many people describe themselves as ‘social drinkers’ and might not think that their alcohol intake is harmful, but you don’t need to be drinking heavily to benefit from cutting down a little. Much of the harm caused by alcohol is gradual, so staying within the safer drinking limits can help protect your long-term health.”

North Yorkshire Horizons will be running alcohol awareness events all week across the county including at Selby’s Hawden Institute on 19th November, at The Beacon,  Northallerton on 22nd November, at Job Centre Plus in Harrogate on 21st November, and at four locations across Scarborough on the 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd November.

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. The theme this year is “change”. Look out for news and information across our social media networks next week.

Please see below for times and locations for the various community events across North Yorkshire for Alcohol Awareness Week next week:

Scarborough

Monday 19th November – 1pm – 4 pm at Coventry University – Scarborough Campus, Ashburn Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW

Tuesday 20th November – 1pm – 4pm at Scarborough Market Hall, St. Helen’s Square, Scarborough, YO11 1EU

Thursday 22nd November – 10am -12pm at the North Yorkshire Horizons Recovery Cafe, Rainbow Centre, Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1TH

Friday 23rd November – 1pm – 4pm at Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN

Selby

Monday 19th November – 1pm – 3pm at Recovery Cafe, Hawden Institute, Church Avenue, Selby, YO8 4PG

Northallerton

Thursday 22nd November – 12pm – 2pm at The Beacon, Marne Road, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3AU

Harrogate

Wednesday 21st November – 10.30am – 2pm at Job Centre Plus, 35 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5PZ

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. The theme this year is “change”. Look out for news and information across our social media networks next week.

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