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Here you can find recent news stories about alcohol misuse issues.

Dry January champions announced ahead of 2015 campaign

Wednesday 03 September 2014

With less than four months until Alcohol Concern’s Dry January 2015 gets underway, Alcohol Concern are celebrating the champions of Dry January 2014.

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

Monday 11 August 2014

In a manifesto released today, the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Alcohol Misuse is calling on political parties to effectively minimise alcohol related harm in the UK.

Alcohol Concern applaud Gary Lineker’s criticism of alcohol sponsorship

Monday 04 August 2014

Gary Lineker has been interviewed by Alcohol Concern Ambassador, Alastair Campbell in the September issue of GQ Magazine where alcohol sponsorship was one of a range of topics discussed. Tom Smith, Policy Programme Manager at Alcohol Concern, said:

Light up the grill for a Dry BBQ this August

Monday 04 August 2014

August is the perfect time to host a BBQ, so why not fundraise for a good cause while you’re at it?

Drinks giant Diageo ordered to remove advert

Wednesday 23 July 2014

A complaint about irresponsible alcohol advertising been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Evidence proves Dry January changes lives and benefits your health

Thursday 03 July 2014

Early signs show just how much Alcohol Concern's campaign Dry January really works.

Dry Humour takes to the stage

Monday 30 June 2014

National charity Alcohol Concern are holding their first ever comedy night later this year

Warnings over demand on emergency services during World Cup tournament

Monday 09 June 2014

Alcohol Concern have release a briefing today about the increasingly entwined relationship between alcohol and football, in advance of the World Cup.

Alcohol Concern announce appointment of new Chief Executive

Thursday 29 May 2014

Alcohol Concern is pleased to announce that Jackie Ballard is to take up the position of Chief Executive from 7th July. She replaces Eric Appleby who has been acting in an interim capacity. Jackie brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record from previous CEO roles with RSPCA, Action on Hearing Loss and Womankind Worldwide.

Treatment providers fear that growing focus on alcohol harm won’t be matched by funding

Friday 23 May 2014

Local authorities are expecting the proportion of the substance misuse budget that is spent on alcohol to either increase or stay the same, reflecting a greater prioritisation of alcohol. That is one of the findings from an interim report by Alcohol Concern looking at the impact on alcohol of the public health transfer to local authorities.

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