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Welcome to Drinkaware's press office area
where you'll find all our press releases and press office contact details.

If you are a journalist with a press enquiry, please contact the communications team:

020 7766 9910 (including out of hours)

mediateam@drinkaware.co.uk

For all other enquiries please dial the switchboard on 020 7766 9900

 

Read Drinkaware's latest press releases

 

Drinkaware letter to funders and stakeholders regrading criticism of partnership with Public Health England

Read the letter sent from Drinkaware Chief Executive, Elaine Hindal to Drinkaware funders and stakeholders on 14th September 2018, with regards to the criticism our partnership with Public Health England has received from a vocal minority of the public health community.  

Published Friday 14th September 2018

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Drinkaware is fully committed to helping people make informed choices about alcohol, suggesting otherwise wilfully misrepresents the charity

Our commitment to helping people make informed choices about alcohol is unswerving and to suggest otherwise is to wholly and wilfully misrepresent the charity and its aims.

Published Thursday 13th September 2018

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PHE and Drinkaware launch Drink Free Days campaign

Working together for the first time, Public Health England and Drinkaware are launching a new campaign, Drink Free Days to help people cut down on the amount of alcohol they are regularly drinking.

Published Monday 10th September 2018

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Drinkaware respond to study in The Lancet which suggests alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide

The study by the Global Burden of Disease published in The Lancet finds that alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disease worldwide.

Published 24th August 2018

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Drinkaware Crew branches out to keep Nottingham's festival revellers safe at Splendour festival

Drinkaware, in partnership with Splendour Festival, is launching a new scheme to keep festival goers safe. This will be the first festival outside London to have Drinkaware Crew.

Published 17th August 2018

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Drinkaware gives evidence to Select Committee on sexual harassment and calls for bystanders to challenge the status quo in all public places

Chief Executive Elaine Hindal spoke of the damaging effect of unwanted and drunken sexual harassment and called for a greater challenge of its normalisation in public places.

Published 27th June 2018

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Response to announcement of £6m support pledge for children of alcohol dependent parents

Drinkaware welcomes today’s announcement by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.

Published 23rd April 2018

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Worrying number of people drinking to cope with day-to-day pressures

New research reveals that almost three in five (58%) of all people (aged 18-75) who drink alcohol are doing so because it helps them to cope with the pressures of day to day life.

Published 11th January 2018

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Response to Cambridge study on alcohol cancer links

Drinkaware responds to new University of Cambridge study on the link between alcohol and cancer.

Published 11th April 2018

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Half of middle aged men who drink alcohol do so due to social pressure

According to a new Drinkaware / YouGov survey, which looks at adult drinking patterns in the UK, almost half (47%) of men between 35 and 75 who drink alcohol do so to fit in, be liked or to not feel left out; compared to only just over a third (36%) of women of the same age.

Published 15th November 2018

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All Drinkaware's press releases

We are working to correct a technical issue with this press release catalogue page which is resulting in some website users being unable to view all our press releases. Fortunately they are still live on the Drinkaware website for you to view and we include links to them below:

 

6m support pledge for children of alcohol dependent 
A third of Britons drink alcohol because it helps them when they feel depressed or nervous
Almost half of the UK's middle-aged men are drinking above the low risk drinking guidlines
Better information needed to help people understand health risks with alcohol
CEO Blog: Drunken sexual harassment isn't normal, nor should it be
CEO blog: Helping people make better decisions about alcohol
Drinkaware Ambassadors invited into Asda's stores to help customers understand drinking
Drinkaware appoints new Chief Medical Advisor | Drinkaware
Drinkaware Club hosts pilot launches in South West England
Drinkaware comments on actor Brad Pitt's recent discussion of alcohol
Drinkaware Crew branches out to keep Nottingham's festival revellers
Drinkaware Crew launched in South Wales | Drinkaware
'Drinkaware Crew' set up to keep Bolton's young people safe on a
'Drinkaware Crew' set up to keep Bristol's young people safe on a night out.
Drinkaware gives evidence on sexual harassment and calls for bystanders to challenge the status quo
Drinkaware is fully committed to helping people make informed choices about alcohol, suggesting otherwise wilfully misrepresents the charity
Drinkaware launches new alcohol education resources for schools
Drinkaware letter to The Guardian in response to the article 'Drinks industry downplaying alcohol cancer link”
Drinkaware respond to study in The Lancet which suggests alcohol is associated with 2.8m deaths world-wide
Drinkaware responds to Chief Medical Officers' advice on low risk drinking 
Drinkaware responds to ONS Alcohol-related deaths in the UK
Drinkaware responds to ONS alcohol-related deaths in the UK report
Drinkaware responds to publication of LSHTM study
Drinkaware responds to the ONS Adult drinking habits in Great Britain
Drinkaware responds to University of Cambridge study on alcohol and cancer links 
Drinkaware response to ONS avoidable mortality data
Drinkaware welcomes clarity of the new alcohol guidelines
Drinkaware: Helping young people in Shoreditch stay safe on a night out
Drinkaware's response to Minimum Unit Pricing Ruling
England Rugby teams up with Drinkaware
Gogglebox TV stars support our 'Little Less' campaign
Half of middle aged men who drink alcohol do so due to social pressure
New Drinkaware research shows children look to parents for guidance
New research from alcohol education charity Drinkaware finds young may be drinking alcohol to cope
New statistics on alcohol related hospital admissions and deaths
Next Drinkaware Crew to help vulnerable clubbers in Glasgow venues
One in four regret drunken behaviour during festive season reveals
Sexual harassment tops list of risks for female students on nights out
Stomach and Moobs top the list of physical concerns for midlife men
Students call for universities to take action against drunken sexual harassment
Ten years of helping people make better choices about their drinking
Three quarters of young people have witnessed sexual harassment while out drinking
UK drinkers trying to cut down through willpower alone
UK drinking habits must not be overlooked
Worrying number of people drinking to cope with day-to-day pressures ...

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Drinkaware Crew to help vulnerable clubbers in Glasgow venues

In what is described as a Scottish first, Best Bar None members have teamed up with alcohol education charity Drinkaware to launch crews in SWG3, The Garage and Cathouse. Drinkaware Crew will look out for vulnerable people who have drunk too much and help them find friends they may have lost, get…

Drinkaware Ambassadors invited into Asda’s stores to help customers

Drinkaware ambassadors will be present in a hundred Asda stores around the UK to talk to customers and answer questions the public may have about their alcohol consumption. The in-store on-the ground intervention follows a burst of media activity from Drinkaware earlier in January aimed at…

Stomach and Moobs top the list of physical concernsfor midlife men

Research carried out for alcohol education charity Drinkaware into middle-aged male drinkers shows just  1 in 7 (14%) are happy with their body shape with stomach (80%) and moobs or male mammary glands(44%) topping the list of areas they’d like to change. The results showed that middle-aged men…

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