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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

16/11/2020

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week (16th - 22nd Nov). It is a chance to get thinking about drinking - this year, the theme is alcohol and mental health.

There is no denying that alcohol plays a part in RM life; used positively it can help us to feel relaxed, enhance cohesion and allow us to feel a sense of reward. But, and a big but, how often does this use tip over into negative effects? How often have you seen alcohol play a part in someone's life-changing course through discipline, relationship breakdown or worse, dependence?

Alcohol is a cheeky drug, generally, we start using it for positive reasons but for some, this will gradually turn into problem-drinking which can then lead to dependence. Be honest with yourself about your own relationship with alcohol and if you do need help with this, please reach out for assistance.

Listen to our Charlie Charlie One Podcast episode - featuring Pam Diamond-Bunting, Alcohol Education Specialist at RMA - The Royal Marines Charity.

If you or someone you know in the #RMfamily needs advice or support around their drinking please contact:

Drinkline - 0300 123 1110

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 9177650 or online here (if you are affected by someone else's drinking)

Additionally, learn more about our Lifting the Lid campaign, promoting positive mental health in our community here.