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Does the Christmas season bring reminders of happy times, or worries about family members and their drinking?
The rise of the ‘bottomless brunch’ where unlimited alcohol is served, is fuelling dangerous levels of drinking among working professionals, says Dr Omair Ahmed, consultant psychiatrist at Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham.
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, a visiting consultant at Priory Hospital Roehampton, south-west London, has been discussing advice for parents on communicating with children about drugs in his new book The Drug Conversation on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire’s show.
If you are concerned about the drinking habits of your friend or family member, the chances are they are too, but may not want to talk about it.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Kaleem Baig, who specialises in alcohol addiction at Southampton’s Priory Hospital has urged more education in local schools and colleges to end the “binge and brawl” culture which is leading to significant numbers being hospitalised for alcohol-related harm.
Dr Ian Drever, from Priory Hospital Woking, said middle-aged Woking residents were “unwittingly” taking serious risks with their health - and ending up in hospital - because they “do not realise they are drinking too much”.