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Total NHS alcohol-related admissions in England nears 10 million

Wednesday 15 October 2014

A new map of alcohol harm published today has shown that the total number of alcohol-related NHS admissions, including inpatient, outpatient and A&E visits, hit almost 10 million in England during 2012-13.

Millions of children exposed to alcohol marketing during 2014 World Cup

Friday 10 October 2014

Alcohol Concern is asking the government to consider whether the harms outweigh the financial benefits of alcohol marketing in sport. This comes after new research shows that those who watched key World Cup broadcasts, which included millions of children and young people, saw one example of alcohol marketing for each minute of football playing time and around 10 alcohol commercials.

Alcohol Concern announce appointment of President to the charity

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Alcohol Concern is delighted to announce that Professor Sir Ian Gilmore has been appointed as the charity’s President.

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

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