Health bosses have issued a warning over alcohol consumption to High Peak residents in the run-up to Christmas.
NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding people that there is no such thing as a guaranteed safe level of drinking and said that those who regularly drink two large glasses of wine or two pints of strong beer double their chance of high blood pressure and treble their risk of developing mouth cancer.
Dr Ben Milton, Chair of the CCG, said: “Most people enjoy a sensible social drink but at times, especially over the Christmas period, lots of people end up drinking more than is good for them.
“People who drink too much are far more likely to suffer traumatic injuries from falling over or being hit by moving vehicles. And anyone found guilty of drink driving could lose their licence, get a £5,000 fine, and be sentenced to up to six months in prison.
“Most people think it’s just binge drinkers or the young who drink more than they should but the fact is that many people – usually at home – regularly exceed their recommended daily limits.”
For advice on safe drinking, see www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol.