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Alcohol and Redundancy

Drinkaware have been in touch to let me know about some research they’ve been doing about how redundancy is affecting adult drinking patterns.  Their press release says:

People are turning to alcohol to relieve the stress caused by redundancy, according to new research launched by alcohol charity Drinkaware. One in 10 British adults, the equivalent of nearly five million people, has either been made redundant or knows someone who has been made redundant in the last six months and is drinking more as a result.  Being out of work also affects people’s drinking patterns with almost half (49%) of this group drinking more during the day.

It’s a bit off our normal path, but given that many of the adults being made redundant are likely to be parents it may be of interest to readers here.

Drinkaware have produced a guide for coping with redundancy which you can download here.

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