So it is the second week of the summer holidays and for many of us with children this can be a trying time as we juggle work, childcare and the family holiday. We might drink more to cope or we might drink more while celebrating the relaxing of rules because it is the school holidays. We might be trying to keep our drinking hidden so they don’t notice or we may just give up entirely and not care at all. I swung between every one and all of those positions and feelings back in the day!
I’ve had the interesting experience this last week of my children going away on holiday for a week with their grandparents leaving us footloose and fancy free for the first time in 11 years! In the past this would have been a green light to an absolute booze fest – no kids for a week would have mean’t the brakes were well and truly off with no one watching us so it’s been valuable to see how far I’ve come since 4 years ago. It’s been pub lunches with lovely AF drinks, cake and tea out, cinema & chocolate, nice meals at home but no late nights getting shitfaced and days wasted in bed with a hangover – and no noise generators but ourselves, how lovely 😉
So recently The Priory contacted me about their new interactive awareness campaign and I thought I’d share it here. Over to them:
I am writing to make you aware of an educational campaign that we are running to educate the public on the often hidden signs of alcohol addiction, through the use of an interactive web page.
Alcohol dependency is a condition that over a million people deal with in the UK (NICE). In fact, the NHS estimates that 9% of men and 4% of women in the UK are dependent on alcohol – however most don’t seek help.
Alcohol has also been identified as a causal factor in more than 60 serious medical conditions including heart disease and liver disease, various cancers and mental health problems (Public Health England).
With this in mind, we have developed an interactive campaign for interested parties to link to from their websites.
As one of the UK’s leading independent providers of alcohol rehabilitation and support services, we are committed to helping people overcome their addiction to alcohol and start their journey towards recovery. Our consultants treat people from all walks of life – often it is those you least expect who are struggling.
Our campaign is based on helping people to spot the signs of alcohol addiction, and we thought your audience might find it a useful support should they be worried about a partner’s, friend’s or relative’s drinking.
We would be delighted if you would add the item to your website:
Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in The Priory Group and have received no payment from them for sharing this email nor is this a recommendation from me to use their services. It is purely just help to spread the word of their most recent campaign.
What do you think of their interactive web page?