The HSE in Ireland has launched a new website to encourage consumers to think about how much they’re drinking, how it affects their health, and how they can gain more by drinking less.
Speaking at the website launch, Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director for Health & Wellbeing said, “This is the first HSE website that provides dedicated information about alcohol risk and offers support and guidance to anyone who wants to cut back on their drinking. Comprehensive surveys show that harmful drinking patterns have become the norm for many people in Ireland, while awareness of the significant risk associated with these drinking patterns remains low. “The HSE, in providing a wide range of health and related services, has insight into the impact of alcohol harm nationally. Whether it is through the wellknown ED experience or right through inpatient and mental health services, our experts are well-placed to engage with the public to advise and support individuals in making clear and informed choices.”
AskAboutAlcohol.ie has been created to provide authoritative information source on alcohol risk to enable everyone to manage their own health better. It is also designed to work in tandem with public health legislation and planned regulatory changes on alcohol labelling, availability and pricing.