Indulgence at Christmas is par for the course, but a new analysis of festive drinking highlights the impact it has on individuals and society.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong in letting loose a little over the Christmas period, sadly, seasonal drinking leads to damaging outcomes for those who struggle to recognise their limits.
It’s the time of year where drink driving casualties, domestic violence (often with drink as a contributory factor), alcohol related accident and emergency visits and drink-related calorie intakes peak.
The festive season also sees the highest number of Google searches for the term ‘alcoholic,’ presumably indicating a peak in the amount of individuals worrying that their own drinking or that of someone they care about is out of control.
This infographic from addiction specialists Port of Call outlines some of the dangers Christmas drinking does and may just leave you wondering whether we all need to scrutinise our attitudes to alcohol being such an integral and acceptable part of the season.
Provided by Port of Call