News from Wales

The latest news releases from Alcohol Concern Cymru

Worries over alcohol adverts outside Cardiff schools

10 / 10 / 2014

Alcohol advertising found on bus-stops outside schools in Cardiff has been criticised by a leading alcohol charity.

Welsh holidaymakers drink alcohol “every day” whilst abroad

26 / 06 / 2014

The results of a new survey by Alcohol Concern Cymru show that many people in Wales are ignoring responsible drinking advice when holidaying abroad.

Brand stretching: alcohol advertising under the radar

28 / 03 / 2014

The public is encountering alcohol brands in new contexts as drinks companies extend their marketing reach by linking their brands to non-alcoholic products. That’s the conclusion of a new briefing paper from national charity Alcohol Concern.

Dry January comes to the Assembly

27 / 11 / 2013

Dry January won political support at the National Assembly on Wednesday (27 November) with health spokespeople for all four parties, including the Labour Health Minister Mark Drakeford, signed up to take 31 days off alcohol.

Welsh drivers back lower drink drive limit

26 / 11 / 2013

The results of a survey of drivers in Wales, published today by Alcohol Concern, show that around half are in favour of reducing the amount of alcohol that can be consumed before getting behind the wheel.

Sports clubs in Wales commit to responsible sale of alcohol

22 / 11 / 2013

Community sports clubs in Wales have pledged to commit to a new game plan when it comes to alcohol.

Netball teams back responsible drinking campaign

01 / 10 / 2013

Netball teams from West Glamorgan Netball Association Winter League have pledged their support for Alcohol Concern Cymru’s ‘Don’t Let Booze Ruin The Result’ campaign.

Young people turning to online retailers to buy alcohol, warns charity

01 / 07 / 2013

A new report by Alcohol Concern Cymru published today warns that significant numbers of children and young people in Wales are turning to online supermarket grocery services in order to buy alcohol.

“A wake-up call for all of us who drink” – the dangers of alcohol related brain damage

18 / 03 / 2013

The charity Alcohol Concern Cymru is hoping a new report on the damage alcohol can do to our brains will be a “wake-up call” and spur more action to diagnose and treat the problem in Wales.

Gambling field must learn from alcohol research, says new report

21 / 02 / 2013

There is a great deal in common between alcohol and gambling problems, and the ways they can be prevented and treated. That’s the conclusion of a report jointly published today by Alcohol Concern Cymru and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPysch) in Wales.

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