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Marty the Martian to inspire Dry January Participants

Date: 12.12.14

Dry January participants can now sign up to a brand new online game and receive a wealth of support and knowledge to help monitor their progress throughout the month. Alcohol Concern will be launching the new game as part of their campaign and will be an additional tool of information for those who participate in... Read more

Alcohol industry “can’t be trusted” to promote moderate drinking, says charity

Date: 11.12.14

National charity Alcohol Concern is calling for the regulation of alcohol marketing to be statutory and independent of the alcohol industry. This comes after a new report has shown how big alcohol companies cannot be trusted to promote moderate drinking. The report ‘Creating customers’ looks at how the major alcohol producers are constantly on the... Read more

Response to the Lancet Liver Disease report

Date: 27.11.14

Responding to the Lancet Liver Disease report, Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern said: “The UK is in danger of losing the battle against liver disease, which goes against the trend in much of the rest of Europe where many of our neighbours are actually making progress. “Figures show an alarming rise in hospital... Read more

Academic research reveals Dry January leads to less drinking all year round

Date: 13.11.14

As the 2015 Dry January campaign launches, new academic research shows that participants who have completed Alcohol Concern’s behaviour change campaign are now drinking less, and also drinking in less harmful ways. Evidence shows six months after completing a Dry January, participants are now not only drinking less frequently and drinking less per drinking day,... Read more

Total NHS alcohol-related admissions in England nears 10 million

Date: 15.10.14

The findings, taken from Alcohol Concern’s newly updated Alcohol Harm Map, show that whilst A&E admissions accounted for 6 in every 10 alcohol-related hospital visits, inpatient admissions were responsible for almost two thirds of the total cost burden. In addition to mapping the cost of admissions for causes directly related to alcohol misuse, the new... Read more

Millions of children exposed to alcohol marketing during 2014 World Cup

Date: 10.10.14

In a report launched today by Alcohol Concern, new figures show that during six World Cup matches – including three England games – there were 585 alcohol promotional references, with official sponsor Budweiser beer unsurprisingly having the greatest volume of marketing. In addition, around 10 alcohol adverts were screened during the commercials breaks for each... Read more

Alcohol Concern announce appointment of President to the charity

Date: 8.10.14

The appointment, which will be for three years, was agreed by the Board of Trustees on 10th September 2014. Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, a Professor of Heptology, was previously the President of the Royal College of Physicians from 2006 – 2010 and is currently the Chair of the UK’s Alcohol Health Alliance. He has also... Read more