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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.
The charity Alcohol Concern is calling for a rise in spirit duty of 4% above inflation after their new survey has found that children in treatment for alcohol are consuming more spirits than any other type of alcohol. Last year, over 10,000 children and young people accessed treatment for alcohol as either a primary or... Read more
A new factsheet from Alcohol Concern, released on Monday 22 June, looks at how alcohol increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is by far the most prevalent and one of the most lethal cancers for women in the UK. It affects around 1 in 8 women in the UK during their lifetime.... Read more
A new factsheet from Alcohol Concern, released during Diabetes Week on Thursday 18 June, looks at the increasing risk alcohol has on diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that causes people’s blood sugar level to become too high. This can be either because their body can’t produce enough insulin, a chemical in the body which lowers... Read more
Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern and a former Parliamentary colleague of Charles Kennedy said: “There is still a great deal of stigma around alcohol addiction, which can affect people from all walks of life and social standing. “Hopefully, the love and affection following Charles’ tragic and too early death can remove some of... Read more
A new factsheet from Alcohol Concern, released on Monday 18 May, looks at the increasing risk alcohol has on hypertension. Hypertension, a form of continued high blood pressure, is a condition experienced by more than one in four adults in the England, with alcohol being a major contributory factor in its development. Regularly drinking alcohol... Read more
After Dry January 2015 was the biggest campaign so far, Alcohol Concern are now celebrating the champions of the campaign. Dry January encourages people to talk about alcohol and supports them to think about the way they drink. With over 2 million people in England going booze-free for the month of January, the 2015 Dry... Read more
New research from Alcohol Concern suggests ‘drink responsibly’ messages appearing in alcohol adverts are being used by the alcohol industry to promote their brands rather than to help consumers make sensible choices about their drinking. The charity is now calling for ambiguous ‘drink responsibly’ messages to be replaced with factual health warnings, after examining... Read more
Mae ymchwil newydd gan Alcohol Concern yn awgrymu bod negeseuon ‘yfwch yn gyfrifol’ sy’n ymddangos mewn hysbysebion alcohol yn cael eu defnyddio gan y diwydiant alcohol i hyrwyddo eu brandiau yn hytrach nag i helpu cwsmeriaid i ddewis yn gall wrth yfed. Mae’r elusen yn galw am roi rhybuddion iechyd ffeithiol ddod yn lle... Read more