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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
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
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
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
“We applaud Gary Lineker going public with his criticism of alcohol sponsorship of football. Sadly the game is saturated with it even though huge numbers of the audience are children. “We need more high profile figures like him to come forward and say that it’s time football is alcohol sponsorship free. We also need more... Read more
Diageo have been told their social media advert for Captain Morgan’s rum breached responsible advertising regulations. The complaint about the social media post, which showed Captain Morgan raising a glass with text stating “Wednesday. I’m declaring war on mid-week boredom”, has now been banned and must not be shown again in its current form. The... Read more