Alcohol Awareness Week
Did you know that 1 in 25 people are affected by Alcoholism, an illness which is known to be progressive and fatal.
Many sufferers recover with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Today AA has over 2 million members worldwide AA in Great Britain started in 1947, in Plymouth there are 35 meetings a week, every time of the day and night.
AA in Plymouth also works very closely with schools, Employers, the police, the prison services and Social Services.
If you have a problem with alcohol please contact the AA local helpline on 0845 769 7555
Heart has spoken to various people about there recovery from alcohol:
- A mother who drank and had her children put into care.
- A young man whose behaviour led him to being tagged and put in jail.
- Came into recovery at 18 years of age, recovered and went on to do a degree in pyschology.