Make a slight change to your drinking habits to feel the benefits says Forward Leeds

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Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour.

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

PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds, 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.”

Bill addded: “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.”

Forward Leeds will be running alcohol awareness events all week across the city including at Leeds General Infirmary on the 20th November, Leeds University Student Union, on the 21st November, Boots the Chemist, Trinity Centre, on the November 22 and at Leeds Railway Station on the evening of the November 23.

The city’s alcohol and drug service have also organised an Alcohol Awareness event on November 23 in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS and Carers Leeds among others.

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. This year’s theme is “change”.