Sensible on Strength – news round up

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Sensible on Strength – news round up
Thank you to Brighton & Hove councillors, who approved the Sensible of Strength campaign. Over 60 alcohol retailers will display a Sensible on Strength sticker, following the removal of high strength beer, lager and cider from their shelves. 
Equinox Brighton alcohol outreach service works with the street drinking population in Brighton and Hove, and have supported the Council with the Sensible on Strength campaign. 
Jesse Wilde, Service Manager for Equinox Brighton, accompanied BBC Radio 4’s Bob Walker from You & Yours, on a visit to the Queen Victoria Clock Tower area of Brighton – to explain the clear need for the scheme. 
Jesse said: “At the scary end, people are drinking 500 units of alcohol a week. That’s nearly 20 cans a day, 80 to 90 units a day. The recommended limit for an adult is 3 to 4 a day. It’s more of an issue than heroin and crack. People’s bodies are 60 to 70 years old, in 30 to 40 year olds – because 9% alcohol, at that level, will damage organs.”
29 year old Steve, a former street drinker, explained: ‘I’d been drinking on and off since I was 14. When I was street drinking, I was drinking Special Brew and cider. At the time it was cheap and it blocked the pain out, quicker. It ruined me. In and out of jail, relationship problems, self harm and depression. I think [Sensible on Strength] is a good idea. If it weren’t there when I was younger, maybe I wouldn’t have drunk it. Maybe I wouldn’t have gone to jail.”
 You can find out much more about Sensible on Strength here:
BBC Radio 4 You and Yours
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lyx39
BBC Sussex
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-25048220
Brighton and Hove Council 
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/council-calls-%E2%80%98sensible-strength%E2%80%99-campaign-reduce-alcohol-harm
The Argus
http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/10827248.___Sensible_on_Strength____alcohol_curbs_approved/?ref=rss
Find out more about Equinox Brighton Alcohol Outreach Service here. Thank you to Brighton & Hove councillors, who approved the Sensible of Strength campaign. Over 60 alcohol retailers will display a Sensible on Strength sticker, following the removal of high strength beer, lager and cider from their shelves. 

Thank you to Brighton & Hove councillors, who approved the Sensible of Strength campaign. Over 60 alcohol retailers will display a Sensible on Strength sticker, following the removal of high strength beer, lager and cider from their shelves. 

Equinox Brighton alcohol outreach service works with the street drinking population in Brighton and Hove, and have supported the Council with the Sensible on Strength campaign. 

Jesse Wilde, Service Manager for Equinox Brighton, accompanied BBC Radio 4’s Bob Walker from You & Yours, on a visit to the Queen Victoria Clock Tower area of Brighton – to explain the clear need for the scheme. 

Jesse said: “At the scary end, people are drinking 500 units of alcohol a week. That’s nearly 20 cans a day, 80 to 90 units a day. The recommended limit for an adult is 3 to 4 a day. It’s more of an issue than heroin and crack. People’s bodies are 60 to 70 years old, in 30 to 40 year olds – because 9% alcohol, at that level, will damage organs.”

29 year old Steve, a former street drinker, explained: ‘I’d been drinking on and off since I was 14. When I was street drinking, I was drinking Special Brew and cider. At the time it was cheap and it blocked the pain out, quicker. It ruined me. In and out of jail, relationship problems, self harm and depression. I think [Sensible on Strength] is a good idea. If it weren’t there when I was younger, maybe I wouldn’t have drunk it. Maybe I wouldn’t have gone to jail.”

 You can find out much more about Sensible on Strength here:

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours

BBC Sussex

Brighton and Hove Council 

The Argus

Find out more about Equinox Brighton Alcohol Outreach Service here

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