Every day, 20 people die as a result of their drinking. But alcohol harm is not inevitable.\r\n\r\nAlcohol is a part of many of our lives. We use it for celebration, for comfort, to socialise, to wind down, to cope. We treat it differently to other drugs; it\u2019s legal, socially acceptable, even encouraged. \r\n\r\nYet in the UK one person every hour dies as a result of alcohol. Alcohol harm \u2013 mental health problems, liver disease, one of seven forms of cancer, economic difficulties, and so much more \u2013 can affect any one of us, from any walk of life. \r\n\r\nThe harm doesn\u2019t end with the individual; each of us who drinks too much is part of a family and a community who feel the effects too, whether through frequent use of emergency services, drink driving, violence or neglect.\r\n\r\nWe are not anti-alcohol; we are for alcohol change. We are for a future in which people drink as a conscious choice, not a default; where the issues which lead to alcohol problems \u2013 like poverty, mental health issues, homelessness \u2013 are addressed; where those of us who drink too much, and our loved ones, have access to high-quality support whenever we need it, without shame or stigma.\r\n\r\nLegacies help us get closer to a world free from alcohol harm.