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Join us at McCabe’s Pharmacy in the Pavilions, Swords

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Each Friday in July, we will be on hand to provide information on alcohol and free take-home tools to help you understand your drinking.

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Two drinks per day can increase digestive cancer risk

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A new report highlights the direct link between alcohol consumption and cancer in Europe. Get the facts and make a change to your drinking habits to help reduce your cancer risk.

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Drinkaware response to Irish Times article on drinking and health guidelines

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Drinkaware CMO to speak at Aware lecture series

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This Wednesday (14th June), Dr Liam Twomey, will speak at St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin on the topic of alcohol and mental health. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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New tool to improve access to nutritional information

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Our new Drinks Calculator Wheel was designed to provide detailed information on the nutritional content of the most common types of alcohol to help people make informed decisions about their drinking.

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Advice for parents ahead of state exams close

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As the end of the Junior and Leaving Cert approaches, we are appealing to parents to discuss end of exams celebration plans with their children, especially where alcohol may be a factor.

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New research finds moderate drinking can damage brain function

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June Bank Holiday Weekend Advice

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Help to make this bank holiday weekend a safe one.

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Twice as many people are drinking at home than in a pub setting

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Insights from our Drinks Calculator highlight how people are drinking at home more regularly than in a pub. Order our Standard Drink Measure Cup to make sure you can accurately keep track of how much you drink.

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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

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Excessive drinking is linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer, the most common cancer in Ireland. Get the facts, make a change and reduce your risk.

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1 in 3 Irish people want to drink less but struggle to do so

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Our latest research indicates that people will make positive changes to their drinking habits if they receive practical information about the effects on health and wellbeing.

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Increase in alcohol-related admissions to children’s hospitals

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Talking to young people before an alcohol-related incident occurs is crucial. We offer advice and support to help start this all-important conversation.

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Ireland tops list with the highest rate of pre-drinking

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Concern as new study shows over four in five people drink at home before they go out, where more alcohol is then consumed

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Be safe this St Patrick’s Day

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March is the second most dangerous month of the year for alcohol-related incidents. This St Patrick's Day, be safe and never EVER drink and drive.

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Marking Seachtain na Gaeilge with new resources

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Our alcohol education resources are now available in Irish. Order printed copies or download now.

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46% of Irish people believe drinking to excess is ‘no big deal’

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Research commissioned by Drinkaware reveal while some Irish people understand the health risks and want to drink less, almost half think their excessive drinking is ‘no big deal’ and cite ‘Irish culture’ as the main reason for poor drinking behaviour

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World Cancer Day 2017

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Drinking alcohol is linked to at least seven different cancers. This World Cancer Day, take action - get the facts and make a change to your drinking habits to help reduce your cancer risk.

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Need alcohol education resources? We can help.

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Our range of alcohol information booklets and posters are available free of charge. Fill out our form to place an order today.

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New Year’s Resolution: Drink Less Alcohol

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Now the festive period over, this is a great time to start making resolutions to make a change. Why not make cutting down on alcohol yours?

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Leave the car at home this New Year’s Eve

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Drinkaware echoes the renewed appeal from the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána to drivers in relation to drinking and driving.

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New drink driving campaign launches today

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In Ireland, drink driving is on the rise. The facts are clear, any amount of alcohol will affect your ability to drive safely.

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Drinkaware statement on drinks promotions

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Read our statement on the recent so-called "Black Friday" drinks promotions.

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New drinks calculator launched

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Try out our new drinks calculator and in two quick steps, we can help you to better understand your drinking habits by showing the number of standard drinks, calories and money spent.

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New Healthy Ireland Survey results released

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Survey findings show the importance of understanding the low-risk guidelines for alcohol consumption and the potential risks associated with alcohol misuse.

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Parents, follow our six-point action plan

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Ahead of Junior Cert results night events due to take place this week, parents are in a unique position to make sure alcohol doesn’t affect their child’s celebrations.

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Advice for parents ahead of next week’s Junior Cert results

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With the release of the exam results next week, now is the time for parents to have a talk about alcohol with their children.

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Parents urged to talk about alcohol ahead of Leaving Cert results

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Drinkaware are appealing to parents to discuss their exam celebration plans with their children as they collect their Leaving Cert exam results tomorrow.

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August Bank Holiday Weekend Advice

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With 18 lives lost on Irish roads to date this month, we urge you to take caution this weekend and never EVER drink and drive.

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Strong link between alcohol and cancer found

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A new analysis of research has found strong evidence on the link between drinking alcohol at any level and at least seven types of cancer.

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Drinking alcohol in warm weather

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Following Met Éireann's forecast for high temperatures this week, we have some advice for staying safe if you decide to drink during this hot weather.

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New Galway City survey reveals worrying alcohol trends

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Concerns about supplying alcohol to minors at home, drink driving and experiencing alcohol-related harm were highlighted in the report.

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Parents encouraged to talk openly to their children about alcohol as State exams come to a close

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Ahead of the upcoming post-exam celebrations, Drinkaware research shows 95% of Junior Cert students learn about alcohol from their parents.

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Health Research Board report shows true cost of alcohol misuse in Ireland

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A new report from the Health Research Board (HRB), Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response, was launched today.

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Be Drinkaware during the Euros

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Planning on drinking alcohol while cheering on the boys in green? Here are some tips to help you cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink.

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Be safe this Bank Holiday weekend

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If you decide to drink alcohol in the sun this June Bank Holiday weekend, take some time to get the facts about alcohol and be safe.

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Alcohol a factor in 38% of collisions between 2008 and 2012

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286 people lost their lives and a further 69 were seriously injured in fatal crashes where alcohol was a contributory factor

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Drinkaware launches new campaign aimed at parents

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We are delighted to introduce our new campaign to support parents to proactively and confidently start a conversation with their children about alcohol and the risks associated with drinking from a young age.

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Job Opportunity: Interim CEO

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Drinkaware is seeking an interim CEO for the period mid-May 2016 to February 2017.

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New alcohol information booklet available

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Download our new information booklet, Alcohol and You, or get in touch to order printed copies, free of charge.

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day 2016? Be Drinkaware.

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If you decide to drink as part of your St Patrick’s Day celebrations, get the facts you need to make informed decisions about alcohol and enjoy the day safely.

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Latest research shows a decrease in alcohol consumption by Irish teenagers

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The latest HBSC Study shows that Irish teenagers are consuming less alcohol than in previous years but Irish teens report that they don't get enough support from family and peers.

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Binge drinking. What’s the harm?

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Recent media coverage of alcohol-related incidents during college Rag Weeks across the country once again brings the issue of binge drinking to the fore. It's important for everyone who drinks alcohol, not just students, to be aware of the risks associated with it.

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World Cancer Day 2016

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To mark World Cancer Day, take some time to understand the link between alcohol and cancer and get the facts so you can make informed decisions about your drinking.

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We are Drinkaware

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Our vision is of an Ireland where alcohol is not misused. Our mission is to work with others to fundamentally and permanently change attitudes and behaviours so that drinking to excess and drinking underage become unacceptable.

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Road Safety Authority partnership launches

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With the upcoming Christmas season it's important to highlight the potential dangers of driving the morning after drinking. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Road Safety Authority and unveil our new public awareness video, part of our 2015 Morning After campaign.

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