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How one man turned his life around and is now helping others do the same

October sees Sober October come round again and the latest figures from the ONS reveal that 57.0% of those aged 16 years and over drank alcohol, which equates to 29.2 million people in the population. Young people aged 16 to 24 years in Great Britain are less likely to drink than any other age group; when they do drink, consumption on their heaviest drinking day tends to be higher in than other ages.

The data showed that while 1 n 5 (20.4%) reported that they did not drink alcohol at all, those working in
managerial and professional occupations, in addition to the highest earners, were most likely to say they drank alcohol in the past week. Worryingly 9.6% of adults (around 4.9 million people in the population) drank alcohol on five or more days each week.

England had the highest proportion of adults who said they drank alcohol in the previous week (57.8%), followed by Scotland (53.5%) and then Wales (50.0%); of the English regions, among consumers of alcohol, binge drinking was more common in the Northwest and least common in the Southeast.

Ryan spoke to the founder of Chris Hill.

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