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Friday before Christmas is traditionally a day of celebration – last year more alcohol was sold in pubs, bars and restaurants than on New Year’s Eve Sales of alcohol rise by more than a quarter between November and December Alcohol Concern is already seeing sign ups for Dry January 2015 as people think about taking... Read more
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
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
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
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Alcohol Concern President and chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance in the UK, will be among the speakers rallying the assembled delegates to continue the fight against the public health burden caused by alcohol misuse by persuading the government that immediate action is required. Sir Ian will highlight the importance of... Read more
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
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
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