Focus on Alcohol Angus: Working with the LIcensed Trade;Think About Your Drink'
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Angus people are being urged to think about how much alcohol they drink as part of an awareness campaign during Alcohol Awareness Week (21-27 October). The Does Your Drinking Add Up? Campaign is being supported by the Angus Drug and Alcohol Awareness Team (DAAT) and aims to help people to understand their own drinking habits and levels of responsible consumption.
In this area, the Angus DAATís Focus on Alcohol Angus project has actively been working with partners from Angus Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue, the Angus Community Health Partnership and the voluntary sector to publicise information about alcohol units and to deliver activities that engage the public and the licensed trade in the weekís campaign.
One of the specific activities undertaken has been the purchase of washroom panels to promote alcohol awareness in the seven nightclubs in Angus. These panels will be placed onto the back of toilet doors, and project manager Eileen McArthur explained: ëResearch on the effectiveness of these panels has shown that approximately 85% of people recall the information contained within washroom panels.
ìThis is a great opportunity to get across information about alcohol units and sensible drinking. It is the intention that these panels will be used throughout the year for more awareness raising. This will include a focus on drink driving and the relationship between alcohol misuse and the risk of fires in the home.î For more info on the nation al week long campaign log onto www.alcoholawareness.com