UK Punjabis Alcohol Problem
Dr Gurprit Pannu, Member of the SAHF Mental Health Working Group has made headline news on UK Punjabis Alcohol Problem. A BBC survey suggesting 27% of British Sikhs report having someone in their family with an alcohol problem, it is an issue which can't be ignored.
Alcoholism is a hidden problem in Britain's Punjabi community, because strictly speaking if you're Sikh you're not meant to drink. For many British Punjabis, alcohol abuse is an open secret. Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.