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Tom Smith, Head of Policy at Alcohol Concern, said: “It’s encouraging to see the downward drift in the number of young people who have ever drunk, but those that drink are drinking more than last year. Looking at the broader picture it’s a case of more alcohol down fewer throats. “Alcohol continues to be the... Read more
Alcohol Concern are delighted to have been shortlisted for the PR Team of the Year at this year’s Charity Times Awards. Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, said: “Our team is very small but they have big ambitions, so it’s a real achievement to be nominated for PR Team of the Year. “Because of... Read more
Alcohol Concern have published a new factsheet reviewing the evidence that regular excessive drinking increases the risk of the most common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Long term heavy alcohol consumption is linked with the development of ‘alcohol-related dementia’; a broad set of dementia-like symptoms which can include problems with memory,... Read more
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