Alcohol Awareness Week events in Blackburn

During the Alcohol Awareness Week, people in East Lancashire are being urged to be vocal about their drinking habits.

`It's time to talk about drinking', is the campaign that has been organised by Alcohol Concern and supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council and the Care Trust Plus.

It has been seen that British often are vocal about drinking but the question is that are these conversations being done in the right way.

Information regarding the consequences of drinking alcohol and the dangers related to it will be provided during the week Blackburn with Darwen's Alcohol and Drug Service on Regent Street, Blackburn.

On Friday there will be an alcohol support day at the women's Centre on Strawberry Bank in Blackburn. Other events will also be held during the week. It will be on from 1pm until 3pm.

Director of public health for Blackburn with Darwen, Dominic Harrison, said, "Unfortunately the social problems alcohol causes are all around us, as well as the massive health impacts it can have."

Reports state that by the age of 13, the young population in the UK is more likely to have indulged in drinking.