£26-billion was spent on alcohol during 2020 in Britain – the highest amount spent on alcoholic beverages since statistics were being recorded. Around 1 in 3 people in the United Kingdom has been affected by some kind of alcohol problem in their lifetime. We believe that the link between alcohol and debt is clear, with addiction having a huge toll on physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.
How does society contribute to alcohol addiction?
Many birthday parties, gigs, and sporting events also promote drinking. For example, it’s common practice for men, in particular, to have a number of drinks before attending a football match. We saw the chaos of that when England reached the final of Euro 2020, many parts of the country were left vandalised and many people felt intimidated. There is a fine line between sensible alcohol intake, reckless drinking, and addiction.
There is a tendency for casual drinking to become heavy drinking quite quickly. That can lead to poor decision-making and a significant loss of money, damaging financial situations and mental health.