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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.

Local authority health strategies not considering the whole spectrum of harm caused by alcohol misuse

Friday 11 April 2014

A review by Alcohol Concern of local authorities’ strategies to improve health and wellbeing in their local population has found that not enough attention is being given to all of the ways in which alcohol misuse can affect their community.

Disappointment as David Beckham signs up to promote whisky

Tuesday 08 April 2014

In response to the announcement that David Beckham will promote a whisky brand for Diageo, Emily Robinson, Deputy Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern said:

Ban on the sale of alcohol below cost of duty plus VAT

Friday 04 April 2014

Alcohol Concern responds to the introduction of the ban on the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT. The ban comes in to effect on April 6 2014.

Budget 2014 ignores alcohol as a serious public health issue

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Alcohol Concern responds to the Budget 2014 which includes a duty freeze on spirits and most ciders as well as a 2% duty cut on general beer.

Young people aim to smash stereotypes at Youth Alcohol Summit

Friday 21 February 2014

Children and young people attending the Youth Alcohol Summit will today call on policy makers to see them as part of the solution to the alcohol problems the country is facing, not part of the problem.

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