Asking shops to redirect the queuing system to aid relapse prevention.

Asking shops to redirect the queuing system to aid relapse prevention.

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Matthew Penn started this petition to Tesco and

There is a huge problem currently in the U.K. in regards to a rise in people struggling with alcoholism and other addictions.

This puts an added strain on our NHS service which is already being pushed to its limit due to the recent pandemic.

Not to mention the pain and hurt its caused families and the negative effects on mental and physical health.

The lockdown led to the increases in people consuming more alcohol at home which in turn has created more alcohol related problems.

Many of those people are now seeking help regarding their alcohol consumption and one of the biggest obstacles they encounter is when they visit their local store.

It is often the case that the queue for the till is down the alcohol aisle. This puts the person who is struggling with an alcohol problem in a very dangerous position.

Triggering them to purchase alcohol or cause great anxiety. Standing in the alcohol aisle waiting to pay like a ticking time bomb.

I am an alcoholic in recovery, the author of Recovery is possible: An addict's story and founder of The Matt Penn Initiative.  I fully understand how dangerous this is in regards to being a major factor in causing relapse.

Because I have stood with those anxieties feeling like a ticking time bomb.

This has to change!

I feel it is the duty and responsibility of these large supermarket chains to assist the NHS and rehabilitation services with relapse prevention. 

This can be done by simply moving the queue for the tills up another aisle. Having no effect on the average person.But for those in early recovery there will be a huge positive impact.

I urge you to sign this petition and help those who are trying to overcome their battle with alcoholism with this simple but effective step.

For more information please check out my page The Matt Penn Initiative.

Thank you so much x

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