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Drinkaware responds to NHS Digital statistics on alcohol in England 2020
Drinkaware CEO Elaine Hindal said: “The figures released yesterday by NHS Digital demonstrate the devastating impact that alcohol can have on people’s health.
Published 5th February 2020
A quarter of UK adults cut down on drinking in January
More than a quarter of UK drinkers (27%) reduced, or completely stopped, drinking in January, reveals research out today from independent alcohol charity, Drinkaware.
Published 1st February 2020
Drinkaware partners with Asda to promote Drink Free Days
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware has partnered with Asda for a fourth year to promote responsible drinking to the retail giant’s customers.
Published 28th January 2020
Drinkaware launches refreshed workplace training
Drinkaware is launching a refreshed adaptation of its successful health, safety and wellbeing training, Drinkaware at Work.
Published 28th January 2020
Drinkaware responds to tragic Hollyoaks storyline
In last night’s episode of Hollyoaks, we saw much-loved character, Jesse Donovan, tragically collapsing from alcohol poisoning and losing his life on his wedding day.
Published 22nd January 2020
Drinkaware signs third local area to Nightlife Crew training - Essex becomes latest to adopt night-time safety scheme
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware starts 2020 with a third partner committing to its recently-launched Nightlife Crew training as Essex joins Hackney and Cardiff in adopting the night-time safety scheme.
Published 9th January 2020
Drier January made easier as midlife drinkers turn to low or alcohol-free alternatives
New research from independent alcohol education charity Drinkaware reveals that two-thirds (66%) of midlife drinkers have consumed, or would try, lower strength alcoholic drinks – an increase of 15 per cent in just two years.
Published 1st January 2020
New study finds tis the season for peak drinking and hangovers
New research out today reveals that almost two thirds (61%) of drinkers in the UK over-indulge with alcohol over the festive season.
Published 5th December 2019
Drinkaware relaunches night-time economy safety scheme
Drinkaware is relaunching its successful Drinkaware Crew scheme with a new name – Nightlife Crew – and a new structure that includes five different training offers to extend the scheme into a wider range of environments.
Published 18th November 2019
Alcohol Awareness Week: commonly asked questions (11-17 November 2019)
For Alcohol Awareness Week we have put together seven of the most commonly asked questions about alcohol.
Published 11th November 2019
Alcohol Awareness Week (11-17 November 2019)
Dave is a proud member of the Drinkaware-sponsored Derby County Walking Football team who tells us how reducing his drinking has made him 'match fit.'
Published 6th November 2019
Letter to the editor: alcohol and pregnancy
Drinkaware responds to the Guardian following its article (October 15, 2019) on alcohol and pregnancy.
Published 17th October 2019
Drinkaware responds to alcohol and pregnancy information
The safest approach is to not drink at all during pregnancy, says Drinkaware in response to an article in the Guardian.
Drinkaware Cup attracting more walking football teams as midlife men and women see health benefits
Second annual competition crowns Nottingham Forrest champions
Eastenders working with Drinkaware on upcoming storyline
BBC drama EastEnders has been working with Drinkaware on a storyline which will see one of its central characters, Linda Carter, turn to alcohol as she struggles with the mounting pressure on her family.
Less than half of mid-life drinkers “cutting back”, despite heightened alcohol risk
Less than half of 40 to 64 year old drinkers – the age group most at-risk of alcohol-related health harms – have tried to reduce their drinking (49%), new figures released by independent alcohol education charity, Drinkaware reveal.
New research lifts lid on peer pressure culture around alcohol
A third (35%) of UK drinkers drink more than they intended because they were encouraged by others, reveals a new study by independent alcohol education charity, Drinkaware.
Prevention green paper response: targeted behaviour-change approach is essential to tackle alcohol harm
Yesterday’s green paper showed a strong focus on prevention across all areas of government policy, and a focus on empowering people and communities. But could the paper have been more ambitious in making an impact where it matters?
Drinkaware responds to new alcohol harm survey
Drinkaware respond to new alcohol harm survey published in online journal BMJ Open.
Drinkaware's Dr John Larsen responds to Lancet Report
Drinkaware’s Dr John Larsen responds to today’s Lancet report on Global Alcohol Forecasts and notes that while average UK consumption has decreased it is still almost double the global average. He also gives advice on how to cut down on alcohol.
Drinkaware appoints The Corner for Drink Free Days
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed London advertising agency The Corner to manage its advertising account.
Drink Free Days are not just for January
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware is launching the Drink Free Days are not just for January campaign today.
Drinkaware welcomes new trustees and non-executive director
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees.
Almost a third of UK drinkers do not recognise the link between alcohol and heart problems
New evidence from the Drinkaware Monitor 2018, a comprehensive analysis of the UK population’s drinking habits from alcohol education charity Drinkaware and YouGov, has found that almost one third (31%) of UK drinkers do not recognise the link between alcohol and heart problems.
Published Thursday 14th November 2018
Scottish FA announce new walking football partnership with Drinkaware
The Scottish Football Association is delighted to welcome national alcohol education charity Drinkaware as the new research partner of walking football in Scotland.
Published Tuesday 24th October 2018
Drinkaware: unequivocally committed to reducing alcohol harm
Sir Leigh Lewis, Chair of the Drinkaware Trust, has written an article for The Lancet addressing the recent criticisms of Drinkaware
Published Monday 15th October 2018
Drink Free Days campaign - One month on
Published Friday 12th October 2018
Statement regarding claims of Drinkaware misleading the public
Dr Timothy Walker, Chair of the Drinkaware Research & Impact Committee and Trustee, and Dr John Larsen, Director, Evidence & Impact, Drinkaware, provide a statement regarding claims of Drinkaware misleading the public.
Published Monday 8th October 2018
Women encouraged to have more Drink Free Days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer
Drinkaware and Public Health England's Drink Free Days campaign to encourage women to have more Drink Free Days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
Published Thursday 4th October 2018
Update: Drinkaware letter to funders and stakeholders regrading criticism of partnership with Public Health England
Update: 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 21st September 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All Drinkaware's press releases
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