Is it time for you to Banish The Booze?
Changing drinking habits are having a huge impact on the health of Scottish women
At the end of a stressful week, most of us reach for our favourite tipple, usually a bottle of vino. A glass? Maybe two? And before we know it, the bottle is empty. Perfectly normal, right? Right. And it’s not doing us any harm, is it? Wrong, it is. Did you know that alcohol causes more than 60 health problems? In fact, 10,199 Scottish women were treated in hospital because of it, in 2014-15 – that’s the equivalent to 28 women every day! And let’s not forget, alcohol can also kill. In 2015 it claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in Scotland – 386 of them women. So if you’re thinking of cutting back this month or for the longterm as one of your New Year’s resolutions, read on for more information.