Wakefield people urged to drink responsibly during the summer months

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Wakefield Council is encouraging people to drink responsibly during the summer months.

The ‘Summer – Sport – Sloshed’ campaign has been launched to reduce the dangers associated with drinking alcohol. Evidence suggests that cases of domestic violence and drink driving increase during large sporting events due to an rise in people’s alcohol consumption.

Dr Andrew Furber, director of public health, said: “Excessive drinking and summer activities don’t mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities and it also decreases inhibitions which can lead to tragic consequences in the home, on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. Binge drinking can also have a negative impact on health. I’d urge anyone planning to drink alcohol this summer to follow the simple advice highlighted in this campaign.”

The campaign will run until August and offers practical health advice on pacing yourself, how to stay hydrated and keeping count of your alcoholic drinks.

Visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/drinkresponsibly for details.