Alcohol Concern is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Our goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol. We have an ambitious long-term aim to change the drinking culture in this country.

We want to live in a world where people can manage the risks and make sense of alcohol. 






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● We are the independent and trusted voice on alcohol issues.

● We campaign effectively to reduce alcohol related harm and help to address its effects.

● We are a charity working in England and Wales.


Find out more about our organisation - our trustees and our staff.

● We campaign to reduce the effects of alcohol related harm.

● We undertake research and policy projects to inform and provide an evidence base to our campaigns.

● We respond to the media and political environment and produce relevant publications.

● We provide training and advice to organisations on how to deal with alcohol effectively.

● We reflect the needs of our supporters and stakeholders in the alcohol sector and coordinate activity on behalf of the sector.


Alcohol is a complex issue. Alcohol is legal and people enjoy drinking. We are not anti-alcohol. However the evidence is clear: alcohol can cause a range of health problems such as stroke, cancers, high blood pressure and heart disease, and is associated with many different types of crime such as violence and antisocial behaviour. While some people can enjoy alcohol moderately and within recommended guidelines, for others alcohol can be a devastating addiction and effectively destroy their lives. It is estimated that over 1.6 million people in the UK are living with an alcohol addiction.