Campaign to help West Sussex’s ‘high-risk drinkers’
People across West Sussex are being encouraged to start thinking and talking about their drinking habits to mark Alcohol Awareness Week.
According to the NHS, more than one in four people in West Sussex regularly drink more than the recommended levels of alcohol and more than 39,000 residents in the county are deemed as “high risk drinkers” – people that drink at very heavy levels which significantly increases their risk of damaging their health and who may have already caused some harm to their health.
In 2010-11 there were more than 125,000 alcohol related hospital admissions in West Sussex, including 68,944 after initially being seen in A&E and 17,107 as an inpatient for planned treatment.
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