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Balance Update:How Giving Up Alcohol Has Helped My Mental Health

Posted 12/05/17

National:

FA orders inquiry into links with gambling and alcohol
The Football Association is to reconsider its relationship with gambling firms and alcohol companies, reports The Times.  Click here to read more...

More than a quarter of young adults in the UK do not drink alcohol – in data 
New survey results on UK alcohol use show levels of teetotalism rising among young people, but falling in older age groups.  Click here to read more...

Brexit could slash the price of a pint by 20p if pubs unleashed from Brussels' red tape
Pubs would be able to offer lower prices if duty on draught beer were cut, but maintained in supermarkets, says the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) group.  Click here to read more...

Young Brits are turning to alcohol to deal with mental health issues
Young Brits are turning to alcohol to deal with mental health issues, with a third saying they drink alcohol when they are feeling down.  Click here to read more... 

I know how alcohol can ruin your mental health. So why is it so rarely discussed?
It’s amazing to see the British finally begin to talk about our feelings. But even as we mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness week, there’s still an elephant in the therapist’s waiting room: alcohol.  Click here to read more...

How Giving Up Alcohol Has Helped My Mental Health
At midnight on Dec 31st 2016, as Big Ben chimed and my friends whooped and cheered, I was filled with an incredible sense of euphoria. You see, that moment marked the start of my challenge to give up alcohol for a year and, having secretly dreaded it, I was amazed to feel a huge sense of relief.  Click here to read more...
 
Stricter laws on alcohol sales come into effect in Scotland 
Giving or serving alcohol to a child or young person in a public place is now an offence in Scotland after new laws were introduced.   Click here to read more...

Don’t Be Under Any Illusions About Mental Health And Alcohol
Although alcohol can temporarily reduce symptoms of social anxiety - which is the reason many turn to it - it is usually only a temporary fix, and can increase symptoms of anxiety, irritability, or depression just a few hours later. 
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Europe's binge drink league of shame has been revealed - find out where Britain falls
And British men and women came second and third, respectively, for over indulgence out of 21 countries.
Boozy Brits are second only to the plastered Portuguese when it comes to a European table of binge drinkers .   Click here to read more...

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