Almost 1-in-5 Lincolnshire adults regularly binge drink

Alcohol Awareness Week is encouraging people to '˜know the risks' of drinking too much, as it is reported that almost one in five adults in Lincolnshire are '˜regular' binge drinkers.

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Alcohol misuse costs the UK economy an estimated £7.3 billion per year, and across Lincolnshire it is estimated that 18.5 per cent of adults regularly binge drink - regularly consuming over double the recommended sensible amount in one day.

This week (November 14-21) is Alcohol Awareness Week and a co-ordinated campaign in the county aims to flag up the different risks of drinking to excess, including physical and mental health issues, anti-social behaviour, and safety risks.

• Look out for the social media hashtag #knowtherisks for information and help about alcohol issues in the county.