Leading voices in alcohol recovery sector call on Government to aim high with a pioneering new alcohol strategy

Thirty organisations across civil society have put their names behind a new Alcohol Charter urging the government to reduce the damage to society caused by alcohol.Read more

Dry January 2019 evaluation: invitation to tender

We are inviting invitations from experienced evaluation teams to assess the impact of Dry January 2019.Read more

Ambitious for change? We're recruiting trustees

We intend to appoint up to six new trustees to join our dynamic and engaged board at an exciting time of huge potential in the field of alcohol harm reduction.Read more

Pay 3p more for a beer, save lives: the Alcohol Treatment Levy

Increasing alcohol duties by 1% would raise around £100 million each year which, invested in alcohol treatment, could save the NHS and other public services around £300 million annually. This would equate to just 5p more for an average bottle of wine and 3p more for a pint of beer – yet would boost alcohol treatment budgets in England alone by 50%.Read more

New report calls for overhaul of alcohol marketing regulation

In a new report published today (6 July 2018) a leading alcohol charity is calling on the UK Government to undertake a thorough review of how alcohol marketing is regulated.Read more

Government commits to national alcohol strategy

In early May the Government committed to implementing a new, national strategy on alcohol. Read our statement.Read more

New research: Alcohol treatment services in England at crisis point

A new report, to be launched at an All Party Parliamentary meeting on 1 May 2018, warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis.Read more

Minimum unit pricing begins in Scotland

On 1 May 2018 the Scottish Government introduced a minimum unit price for alcohol, in a landmark move for Scotland and beyond. Read our statement.Read more

Government announces £6 million in funding for children of alcohol dependent parents

On 23 April the Government announced £6 million in funding for children of alcohol dependent parents. Read our statement.Read more

We're hiring: Director of Finance and Operations

We are seeking a part time, permanent Director of Finance and Operations to help steer the charity through a period of creative growth.Read more

Press release: 3.1 million people to ditch the booze for Dry January 2018

A YouGov poll released on 15 December 2017, commissioned by charity Alcohol Concern, has revealed that an estimated 3.1 million people in the UK are already planning to do Dry January in 2018.Read more

SSRIs and Alcohol

What happens to your body when you mix SSRIs and alcoholRead more

Fire Service signs up to Dry January

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service get behind Dry January for Alcohol Awareness Week 2016Read more

Baby boomers and alcohol

Dr Tony Rao, Dual Diagnosis Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, talks about alcohol and older people as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.Read more

Academic research finds taking a break from alcohol can benefit mental health

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week 2016, new research has identified that that levels of self-harm were down in the areas where Dry January participants were highest.Read more

Kieron Brady - alcoholic always, depressed no more

As part of the 2016 Alcohol Awareness Week, Kieron Brady talks about his experiences with alcohol and depression.Read more

New report highlights need for Peer Courts throughout London

Alcohol Concern highlights the need for alcohol to be made a higher priority when it comes to risky behaviour among young people.Read more

New initiative sees Dry January campaign open up to 12,000 charities

Alcohol Concern are excited to announce Virgin Money Giving as the official fundraising partner for the charity’s flagship campaign, Dry January®.Read more