Campaign for alcohol awareness week

SCARBOROUGH’S Cambridge Centre is setting out to help people drink alcohol safely.

As this week is Alcohol Awareness Week, staff will be inviting people to discuss their drinking habits when they take a mobile advice centre into Scarborough.

They will then be offering advice on how to drink sensibly to avoid problems such as health risks and anti-social behaviour.

Cambridge Centre Assistant Chief Executive, Paddy Chandler, said many people were unaware that their drinking habits were not appropriate or healthy.

“This is not necessarily long-term, dependent drinkers but people who have just got into habits that, if left unchecked, can create problems such as anti social behaviour,” he added.

During Alcohol Awareness Week the team will also be visiting colleges to offer advice and holding sessions with other professionals – like those in housing, the police, the public and voluntary sector, probation and mental health – to help them to be able to spot the signs of excessive alcohol drinking and be able to offer help.

The Cambridge Centre works with people to reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use. Earlier this year it gained the silver award in the Investors in People programme, which recognises outstanding training within businesses and organisations.

To contact the Cambridge Centre call (01723) 367475 in Scarborough, 01653 698547 in Ryedale and 01947 601601 in Whitby.