Does booze have a hold on your life?

Alcohol plays a part in many of our lives, yet it’s surprising how little people think about its impact and its effects on your body. You don't have to be an alcoholic for drink to have a hold on you.

Salford has some of the highest levels of booze-related incidents in the country, so it’s worth thinking about how often and how much you drink. Check out the facts about alcohol to see how it might be affecting your life.

Understanding your drinking

Drinkaware gives you the advice and information you need to understand your drinking. Why do you drink? Do you make excuses to drink?

Their Drinking Tracker will help you understand how how your drink is affecting your health and finances. You can also download it as a mobile app. Or, why not keep a drinks diary?

Answer the Friday question

Is it tough making it to Friday without a drink? You might be alcohol dependent. Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. 1

    Frequency - How frequently do you drink? Daily? Do you have 2 days off weekly?

  2. 2

    Risk - Do you put yourself and others at risk because of alcohol?

  3. 3

    Injury - Have you ever injured yourself or others because of alcohol?

  4. 4

    Disruption - Does alcohol disrupt your life?

  5. 5

    Arguments - Do you argue about alcohol?

Then maybe you need a change?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions for the last year then you might want to think about cutting down, making a change to your drinking, or getting a bit of help.