Carmarthen Journal

HEALTH NOTE

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Almost half of UK adults who have been made redundant are drinking more than they usually would have before the pandemic, a survey suggests.

Research from during the Covid-19 pandemic by the charity Drinkaware found that 49% of those going through job loss are drinking more, up from 38% since December and more than twice the national average of 20%.

The poll also found almost half of drinkers (48%) drinking at high-risk levels – more than 34 units of alcohol a week for women and more than 50 for men – are drinking more than before the pandemic.

The charity is calling for alcohol harm to be recognised as a public health priority, with focus given to certain groups including those affected by redundancy and furlough.

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Job losses have seen drinking increase

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