Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 - ‘Alcohol and Families’ – 13-19 November 2017

For this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week, we will be partnering with Adfam. 

Start a conversation

We’ll be using this opportunity to start a conversation around problematic alcohol use to help break the cycle of silence and stigma that is all too often experienced by families.

Signpost people to the help they need

We will be helping individuals who have suffered from alcohol misuse and their families to find the support they need.

Join the discussion

We’ll be sharing information, resources and stories throughout the week on Facebook and Twitter. You can get involved by using the hashtag #AAW2017.

If you are a family member who has been affected by a relative’s drinking and would like to share your story, please get in touch at: [email protected]


We’ll have a number of online resources that will be free to download, including:

  • Expert factsheets on various issues associated with alcohol and families
  • An easy to understand, visual depiction of the Chief Medical Officers' guidelines for low-risk drinking for print and social media use
  • A bank for statistics for you to use

If you would like to receive this pack directly to your email, please email [email protected]

We offer a range of training courses and events for private and public sector organisations to help you promote alcohol awareness, both during Alcohol Awareness Week and throughout the year. Find out more here.

You can also buy our scratch cards!

Our 'Rethink your drink' scratch cards help to get people thinking about their drinking. Each card includes a handy unit guide to help people better understand the low-risk drinking guidelines and check how many units are in their drinks. 

The 'Rethink your drink' Scratch cards are available to buy here. They come in packs of 100 and are priced at £20 per pack, including postage and packaging.

Stay in touch

If you would like to get involved or be kept up-to-date with our plans for Alcohol Awareness Week 2017, email us at: [email protected]