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Drinkaware: UK binge drinking no surprise
Published:  22 April, 2010

Alcohol awareness charity the Drinkaware Trust has issued a response to the Eurobarometer survey on alcohol.

Chris Sorek, chief executive of Drinkaware, said it was worrying, but unfortunately unsurprising, to see the UK has one of the highest levels of binge drinking in the European Union.

He said: “There is no doubt that our drinking culture needs to be urgently addressed.

“The drinking habits of under-18s and young adults are a very real problem in this country. Education has a key role in changing people’s relationship with drinking.

“While many people are aware of the damage drinking to excess could cause to their liver, it’s important people also recognise that drinking above the daily guidelines can lead to a range of other serious long-term health harms such as cancer, stroke and depression.”

The Drinkaware website (www.drinkaware.co.uk) offers information on all the long and short terms effects of alcohol, as well as tips and advice on cutting down.