We frequently release factsheets that are packed with the essential information on topics surrounding alcohol. These factsheets cover everything from alcohol and crime to misuse among older people. Find out more here.

Factsheet dementia

Alcohol and Dementia

Alcohol Concern have published a new factsheet which reviews the evidence that regular excessive drinking increases the risk of the most common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.

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Alcohol brands

Alcohol Brands Consumed by Young People in Treatment 2015

The findings from the three surveys conducted since 2012, including this one, are remarkably consistent; the same brands are commonly consumed by ‘at risk’ young people year after year.

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Alcohol & Breast Cancer

Factsheet: Alcohol & Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their life time. A host of  lifestyle choices can affect the odds of developing breast cancer, including alcohol. This factsheet takes a look at the findings behind many studies, including:

  • An estimated 6% of all breast cancer diagnoses are directly attributable to alcohol – roughly 3,000 cases each year.
  • Less than half the UK population know the link between alcohol and breast cancer
  • Each drink per day increases the risk by 7-12%. 

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Diabetes Factsheet

Factsheet: Alcohol & Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is estimated to cost the UK economy nearly £9 billion each year. But what is the relationship between alcohol and diabetes? This factsheet lays out some of findings around the issue, such as:

  • Consuming thirteen standard drinks over three days has been found to increase the risk of developing diabetes five-fold.
  • The surprising levels of calories in alcohol can lead to weight-gain, a known factor in diabetes
  • The risk of hypoglycaemia when drinking for those already with diabetes.

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Alcohol & Hypertension

Factsheet: Alcohol and hypertension

This factsheet summarises the links between hypertension (high blood pressure) and alcohol consumption, and looks at what we can do to reduce the risks to health. 

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A Measure of Change

A Measure of Change

The impact of the public health transfer on local alcohol provision.

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Read the Manual Here

Blue Light Project Manual

This manual is intended to help services working with problem drinkers who are resistant to reducing their consumption. It challenges the idea that nothing can be done with clients who do not want to change, and sets outs positive strategies for engagement with them. In this way, it shows how we can reduce the harm experienced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Training on the effective use of the manual is available from Alcohol Concern.

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Children's Recognition

Children’s Recognition of Alcohol Marketing

This study looks at whether alcohol marketing messages are reaching primary school-aged children and to test marketing associations across different promotional channels.

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