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After smoking, alcoholism kills more people in theUK than any other drug. One adult in 13 is dependant on drink, according to Government statistics.
33,000 people die each year due to alcohol-related incidents or associated health problems.
Alcohol is involved in 15% of road accidents, 26% of drownings, and 36% of deaths in fires.
A quarter of accidents at work are drink-related.
A.A. for Staff in Education
Teenagers and even younger children are seriously affected by alcohol dependency or from a drinking problem within the family. It is estimated that 920,000 children in Great Britain are living in a home where one or both parents misuse alcohol.
A.A. regularly gives talks in schools and in some cases is part of the curriculum.
Talks can be arranged on request by contacting the AA General Service Office in York (01904 644026).
What is the best way to get AA help for a problem drinker?
By far the best way to get help is to give them the A.A. telephone number (0800 917 7650) or to call the number while the patient or client is with you and hand them the phone.
The A.A. telephone helpline is manned by A.A. members with at least one year of sobriety who will offer to arrange for a member to contact them to take them to a local meeting. A similar service is also available by email by writing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please click here to contact the Public Information team of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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