Are we drinking too much at home?
We are working in partnership with Soberistas - an online community for anyone who wants help to stop drinking. Soberistas provides a safe and secure space where people can offer one another support for problem drinking.
Soberistas is primarily a social networking website which helps people looking to stop drinking, reduce their drinking or remain alcohol free will be introduced to harder to reach groups, such as drinking at home, who may not actively seek help in traditional healthcare settings.
Some people, often drinking at home, do not actively seek help with their drinking problems from traditional healthcare settings, such as doctors or hospitals. This makes them hard to reach to provide the support and treatment they need.
By introducing Soberistas, people will find the help they need to stop or reduce their drinking or remain alcohol free. Evidence shows us that people who have stopped or reduced their drinking will be healthier and have fewer illnesses.
We have also produced a longer version of the above video below, still in partnership with Soberistas, which looks at the harm to our health when we drink at home, and the challenges of recognising alcohol dependence. Hear from experts on home drinking culture, and from Lucy, who speaks bravely about her battles with alcohol in the past:
You can also see the slides presented at our Getting to Grips with Alcohol Conference 2016, by Soberistas, below: