For Alcohol Awareness Week, we are asking people to think about how much alcohol costs.
Alcohol doesn’t only come with a personal cost to the individual. We also want people to think about how much it costs a household, the economy, or the healthcare system.
We have created a quiz to help people think about whether there is something better we could be spending our money on.
As individuals in the UK, we spend tens of thousands of pounds, on average, every year on alcohol.
The cost of living crisis means some people are drinking more than they’d like to cope with concerns about money.
But a lot of people wake up and have been horrified by how much they have spent on alcohol. In this time when a lot of people are struggling financially, alcohol could be an easy saving – just by cutting down on how much you drink.
And there are a wealth of health-related reasons for not drinking too much.
- feeling better in the mornings
- being less tired and more energetic
- better-looking skin
- lower blood pressure
- lower risk of stroke, hypertension, cancer and liver disease
- lower cholesterol levels
- better mood, memory and quality of sleep
- help with weight management