Drink and the dangers: have your say in big alcohol conversation

PUBLIC health professionals are encouraging everyone to take part in Greater Manchester’s Big Alcohol Conversation before the survey closes on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

The online survey will help give as many people as possible the chance to join in the conversation, to help reveal the full truth about alcohol in Greater Manchester.

The survey is anonymous and takes about five minutes to answer the questions, although people who take part have the opportunity to expand on their views if they want to.

The survey can be found here.

Previous research has shown that:

  • Alcohol is a contributory factor in 44% of accidental fire deaths in homes.
  • Almost a quarter of Greater Manchester residents (23%) say that, in their local area, there is a very/fairly big problem with “people being drunk or rowdy in public places”.
  • Nearly 2/3 of violent incidents in public spaces are perceived by victims as alcohol related.
  • Over 3/4 of victims of violence that takes place after 10pm perceive the offender(s) to have been under the influence of alcohol.
  • 37% of ambulance service time is taken up dealing with alcohol related incidents.
  • 89% of UK ambulance service workers believe that dealing with alcohol related call-outs placed an unnecessary burden on time and resources.

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