With Junior Cert results fast approaching, we know many parents will be preparing to talk to their children about alcohol ahead of results night celebrations. Here we share the top five myths we hear from parents at our workshops and the facts to help you have an informed conversation.
As you drink, your blood pressure rises but did you know that high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke in Ireland? Take some time this month to think about your drinking habits and make small changes to protect your heart.
At 3.1 alcoholic drinks, women in Ireland ranked as the seventh highest consumers of "average daily drinks".
With thousands of students set to receive their Leaving Cert results this week, we offer some advice for parents who may be concerned about excessive drinking on results night.
Are you heading to the Tullamore Show on Sunday, 12th August? Drop by our stand in Business Arcade C. See you there!
Pick up one of our alcohol health promotion resources in your local McCabe's Pharmacy throughout August. Get the facts, drink less, feel better!
Looking for advice on how to stay safe if drinking alcohol during the heatwave? We're here to help - read our top five tips now.
According to Irish Water Safety, alcohol is a factor in one-third of all drownings in Ireland. With warm weather on the way, if you decide to drink alcohol, please don't swim and always be vigilant around open waters.
* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking an ambitious and experienced leader to drive development and delivery of its new strategy.
Drinking less alcohol is good for your mind, your body and your bank balance. We're here to help you get started - our free tools are quick and easy-to-use. Order your pack now.
Alcohol is linked to the development of at least seven different types of cancer. During Men's Health Week, take some time to think about your drinking habits and if you could make a positive change.
With the of the Junior and Leaving Cert exams nearing, we are encouraging parents to take this time to openly discuss your rules around alcohol with your young people.
Alcohol's impact on mental health cannot be underestimated. During Men's Health Week, take some time to think about your drinking habits and if you could make a positive change.
To mark UN Global Parents Day 2018, we are launching our new booklet to help parents to confidently speak to their children about the link between early alcohol use and mental health.
Ahead of the long weekend, and especially with the anticipated high temperatures, take some time to get the facts about alcohol and make small changes to reduce avoidable risks to your health and wellbeing.
Did you know? Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in Ireland but highly preventable. Drinking less alcohol is just one of the ways to reduce your risk.
Did you know there was a 12% increase in the number of arrests for driving under the influence in 2017? We are asking for your help to make this Easter long weekend a safe one on our roads.
This Daffodil Day, we are asking you to take some time to get the facts about alcohol to protect your health and wellbeing.
If you decide to drink during this long weekend get the facts about small changes you can make to protect your health and wellbeing.
* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking an ambitious and motivated coordinator to grow our workplace wellbeing programme.
We are committed to making sure the information we provide is accessible to everyone, which is why our most popular health promotion resources are available in Irish.
Drinking alcohol is linked to at least seven different cancers. This World Cancer Day, take action - get the facts, make small changes and drink less to help reduce your cancer risk.
Our latest research finds an increase in the number of people who have become aware of how excessive drinking affects their health and wellbeing.
Drinkaware echoes the call from the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána to keep our roads safe this New Year's Eve.
Drinkaware echoes the appeal from the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána to keep our roads safe this Christmas and never ever drink and drive.
Drinkaware joins Minister Shane Ross in encouraging people to take precautions getting to and from festivities this Christmas period, and keep our roads alcohol-free.
Drinkaware joins the drive to promote the risks associated with harmful drinking to mark the EU’s Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH).
We are asking people who decide to drink this Bank Holiday weekend to try out our tools and order our resources to help you keep track of how much you drink and make a change, if needed.
Read our statement on the proposed changes to drink driving legislation.
Drinking less alcohol is just one of the ways you can reduce your cancer risk. This Cancer Week, why not take some time to think about your drinking habits and see if you can make a change?
Did you know? Over half of all adults in Ireland over 45 years of age have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke. This September, Irish Heart is encouraging people to strike before stroke and get a blood pressure check.
The Drinkaware team will be on hand with information on alcohol and free resources to help people to understand their drinking and protect their health and wellbeing.
There is still time to talk to your children about alcohol ahead of tomorrow's Junior Cert results celebrations. Our action plan can help.
With the Junior Certificate results set to be released next week, we are encouraging parents to get involved in their child's plans and help to make this night a safe one for all.
We are urging parents to talk to their teenagers about their plans for celebrating their results, especially where alcohol may be a factor.
Following this new research from the Road Safety Authority, we appeal to everyone to never ever drink and drive or get into a vehicle with someone who has consumed alcohol.
Following Irish Water Safety's warning about the dangers of consuming alcohol and swimming in open waters, we have some advice to help make this Bank Holiday Weekend a safe one.
Drinkaware research highlights the need for greater access to easy-to-understand information about alcohol and the effects drinking above the low-risk guidelines for alcohol consumption can have on health and wellbeing.
We are encouraged by the diverse approaches outlined in the strategy and look forward to contributing to its implementation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help to make this bank holiday weekend a safe one.
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.
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.
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.
Talking to young people before an alcohol-related incident occurs is crucial. We offer advice and support to help start this all-important conversation.
Concern as new study shows over four in five people drink at home before they go out, where more alcohol is then consumed
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.
Our alcohol education resources are now available in Irish. Order printed copies or download now.
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
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.
Our range of alcohol information booklets and posters are available free of charge. Fill out our form to place an order today.
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?
Drinkaware echoes the renewed appeal from the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána to drivers in relation to drinking and driving.
In Ireland, drink driving is on the rise. The facts are clear, any amount of alcohol will affect your ability to drive safely.
Read our statement on the recent so-called "Black Friday" drinks promotions.
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.
Survey findings show the importance of understanding the low-risk guidelines for alcohol consumption and the potential risks associated with alcohol misuse.
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.
With the release of the exam results next week, now is the time for parents to have a talk about alcohol with their children.
Drinkaware are appealing to parents to discuss their exam celebration plans with their children as they collect their Leaving Cert exam results tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
Concerns about supplying alcohol to minors at home, drink driving and experiencing alcohol-related harm were highlighted in the report.
Ahead of the upcoming post-exam celebrations, Drinkaware research shows 95% of Junior Cert students learn about alcohol from their parents.
A new report from the Health Research Board (HRB), Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response, was launched today.
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.
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.
286 people lost their lives and a further 69 were seriously injured in fatal crashes where alcohol was a contributory factor
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.
* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking an interim CEO for the period mid-May 2016 to February 2017.
Download our new information booklet, Alcohol and You, or get in touch to order printed copies, free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.