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As well as reacting quickly to breaking news, we also provide spokespeople, up to date statistics, information and ideas to the press and the public.

Here, you’ll find information about the latest news and blogs from Alcohol Concern, press releases and even updates about people who are fundraising for us all over the country. We also work with production companies and feature writers to provide in-depth articles about everything surround alcohol-related issues.

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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

Parliamentarians call on all political parties to commit to tackling alcohol harms

Date: 11.08.14

The Alcohol Misuse All Party Parliamentary Group, which exists to promote the discussion of alcohol-related issues, raise matters of concern and to make recommendations to government and other policy makers, is asking all political parties to commit to 10 measures.   The 10 measures include calling for the strengthening of alcohol advertising regulations and a... Read more

Light up the grill for a Dry BBQ this August

Date: 4.08.14

This August, Alcohol Concern is encouraging you to host a Dry BBQ. Instead of your guests bringing alcohol, get them to donate the money they would have spent to our new fundraising campaign. We’re raising money so we can offer in-memory pages to those who have sadly lost a loved one to alcohol, a welcoming... Read more