About us Who we are Who we are Alcohol Concern was founded in 1984 as the national charity working to help reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol. In April 2017 Alcohol Concern merged with Alcohol Research UK to form the UK's leading independent alcohol charity. Together, we are working to end the harm caused by alcohol. Every hour someone in the UK loses a loved to alcohol. It's the biggest cause of death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49. We are doing everything in our power to make this stop. Over the next year we will be releasing the new, merged organisation's strategy. Join us by making a donation or beginning your fundraising today.