Alcohol

Mae camddefnyddio alcohol yn perygl difrifol i echyd cyhoeddus yng Nghymru. Fe'i nodwyd fel ffactor achosol mewn dros 200 o gyflyrau meddygol.

Canllawiau yfed alcohol

Nad oes terfyn diogel ar gyfer yfed alcohol. Mae hyd yn oed yfed meinitau isel o alcohol yn cynyddu'r risg o gyflyrau megis canser.

Er mwyn cyfyngu'r peryglon iechyd i lefel isel, mae'n fwy diogel i beidio ag yfed mwy na 14 uned yr wythnos yn rheolaidd.

Os ydych chi'n yfed cymaint â 14 uned yr wythnos yn rheolaidd, mae'n well rhannu'ch yfed yn gyfartal dros 3 diwrnod neu fwy. Os ydych chi'n cael un neu ddau o gyfnodau yfed trwm yr wythnos, rydych chi'n cynyddu'ch risg o farwolaeth oherwydd salwch hirdymor ac o ddamweiniau ac anafiadau.

Mae'r risg o ddatblygu ystod o broblemau iechyd yn cynyddu'r mwy rydych chi'n ei yfed yn rheolaidd.

Os ydych am leihau'r swm rydych chi'n ei yfed, ffordd dda o helpu i gyflawni hyn yw cael sawl diwrnod di-alcohol bob wythnos.

Pam bod alcohol yn broblem yng Nghymru?

45% of men and 34% of women report drinking above the recommended guidelines. Alcohol is the cause of around 1,500 deaths a year, on top of a cost of more than £1 billion of harm to society.

Alcohol related deaths are higher in the most deprived areas of Wales.

Growing up in families where alcohol or substance misuse is a problem can have negative impacts which persist long into adulthood.

14% of adults have been exposed to alcohol misuse during childhood. Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences can reduce levels of harmful drinking by 35%.

What is being done to tackle alcohol misuse in Wales?

We want Wales to have an environment and society in which healthy choices are the easy choices.

By 2030 we will have changed social norms about the acceptability of a range of health harming behaviours.

To reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Welsh Government will introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in Wales in 2019.

This will reduce alcohol consumption among the lowest income group by 6% and reduces mortality among the heavy drinkers in routine/manual occupations by 8%. (Making a Difference)

In Wales, a coordinated approach has been developed... Making Every Contact Count is a conversation designed to address health harm behaviours, especially during interaction between the public and NHS Wales staff.

Services
  • North Wales Public Health Team
  • Policy, Research and International Development Directorate
  • Health Protection
  • Making Every Contact Count

Evidence and research relating to alcohol in Wales

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Data relating to alcohol in Wales

Public Health Wales Outcomes Framework