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Alcohol &
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Around 2 billion people worldwide consume alcohol. Of those, an estimated 76 million people are affected by alcohol misuse disorders. 

Here, we highlight some of the effects alcohol can have on our mental health, and provide resources to help overcome alcohol dependence and addiction. 

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The impact of alcohol

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Impact of alcohol
That's about 1% of
the entire population
of England
589,000
The number of people in England thought to be alcohol-dependent
That's about 10% of
all suicides in England
542
The average number of deaths by suicide in mental health patients per year who also had a history of alcohol abuse, between 2007 and 2017
57%
The proportion of deaths by suicide among UK mental health patients who had a history of drug or alcohol abuse
1 in 3
The proportion of adults with probable alcohol dependence who were receiving treatment and services for their mental or emotional health in 2014

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Articles and insights

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Resources

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Alcohol and your mental health

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Alcohol and mental health

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Alcohol and your mood

All documents produced and provided by Alcohol Change UK. Find more helpful factsheets to help with alcohol consumption here.

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