Over the course of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds spoke to over 200 members of the public about their drinking. High profile individuals in Leeds, including the CEO of Leeds Council, showed their support for Alcohol Awareness Week with public pledges about alcohol. Forward Leeds ran a campaign asking people to pledge an “Inspired Change” to…

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2018 Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. This campaign, running across Leeds from the 19th to 25th of November, is to encourage people to review their drinking. There are plenty of good reasons…

Your Guide to Partying Properly You can download posters from the bottom of this webpage. Prepare yourself … Eating certainly isn’t cheating, line your stomach by having a bite to eat before you head out. Don’t cut the party short, party right this summer. Before you head out, think about how you’ll get home. Make…

What is cananabis Cannabis is a herbal substance with two main active ingredients, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the chemical that gets you high. THC changes the amounts of pleasure in the brain but can also provoke a ‘fight or flight’ response leading to anxiety. CBD works on the pain and mood management…

Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different activities…

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  Dry January began in 2012 as the brainchild of a member of staff at Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, who had given up drink in January 2011 to train for a half-marathon. She felt she benefitted so much from a month of booze that she repeated it in 2012. People she spoke to about it…

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There are plenty of reasons for taking part in Dry January. Here are some of them You will sleep better Your skin will improve You can lose weight After the Christmas splurge it’s a great way to save money. The average UK adult spends nearly £70 a month on alcohol It gives you a chance…

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Several staff at Forward Leeds have decided to do Dry January. They are sharing their stories here as the month progresses.  Click on their image to see how they are getting on. Here are the reasons they have decided to do it. Anna I started doing dry January by accident when I suddenly realised that…

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Combining drugs and alcohol can make them exponentially more dangerous Over half of all drug poisoning deaths in England and Wales involve more than one drug and/or alcohol* You might find that one drug affects you in a particular way and that makes other drug(s) or any alcohol you take more dangerous than usual. Taking…

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The safest choice is not to drink at all during pregnancy. Did you know? There is emerging evidence that any alcohol during pregnancy is linked to preventable disabilities such as: birth defects behavioural problems learning difficulties growth deficiencies In 2016 the Department of Health has published new guidelines for pregnant women in England, Wales and…

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