Videos show the devastating impact of alcohol

A series of videos have been produced which tell the powerful stories of two Wiltshire Council employees and the impact alcohol has had on them and their family.

The videos were put together as part of the recent Alcohol Awareness Week to highlight the support available in Wiltshire for people struggling with alcohol.

In one of the videos, Dave Payne, a health visitor at the council, explains how his drinking quickly spiraled out of control from a young age and the steps he took to successfully turn his life around.

Sarah Johnson, an outreach worker for rough sleepers, bravely talks about her brother Andy’s struggles with alcohol and the devastating impact this had on the family, and she explains how this changed her own relationship with alcohol.

All the videos can be found on the Wiltshire Council’s YouTube page.

If people think they need support they should contact Turning Point on 0345 6036993, or under
18s please contact Motiv8 on 0800 169 6136. People can also visit the Turning Point website.

People can also enrol with a Wiltshire Council Health Trainer for one-to-one support, to help
people achieve their health-related goals.

If people want to know more about their alcohol consumption then they can complete a short
online survey which will provide advice and support depending on the results.

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