Daily Archives: 16/11/2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 16th to 22nd November.

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Local authorities and other organisations, from pharmacies to treatment service providers, get involved to raise awareness of alcohol issues and the impact it can have on our health and communities. Look out for local activities in your area.

The theme of this year’s awareness week is “The impact of alcohol on our society”. During the week Alcohol Concern will be running their annual conference. To book places and view the agenda please click here.   Lucy Rocca* from Soberistas is involved in both a panel discussion in the morning and an afternoon workshop looking at online support 🙂

Alcohol Concern has a limited number of alcohol awareness materials for available for organisations to use during the week. Please get in touch via contact@alcoholconcern.org.uk

*Lucy was also featured on ITV’s This Morning and in the Daily Mail recently:

When’s your wine o’clock? ITV footage
My ‘wine o’clock’ habit ended in A&E: Single mother reveals how having just one glass a night soon became an unhealthy addiction Daily Mail article

Edited to add: 17/11/2015

Alcohol Awareness Week – Gary’s Story

For Alcohol Awareness Week, we’ll be bringing you new information every day about alcohol misuse, and stories from people who’ve recovered from it. Gary, 57, served in the army for nine years, and he now volunteers as a Peer Mentor with Right Turn, our specialised Armed Forces support service. This is his story | Addaction, UK