Alcohol Alternatives

4 minute read We all know that Ireland has a very socially driven drinking culture. For 77% of Irish drinkers, alcohol makes social gatherings more fun at least half of the time (Drinkaware Index Report, 2019). This can make it…

Guest Blog: The Gut Experts’ view on Alcohol and the Gut

In moderation, alcohol can be an enjoyable addition to a social occasion or a nice meal. However, more and more we are seeing the effects of excess alcohol consumption on people’s physical, mental and specifically, their gut health. The Covid…

CEO Comments: Why do some people experience greater harms despite drinking less?

Today, 7th April 2021, on World Health Day, the WHO is calling for action to eliminate health inequities. And in this blog we look at how inequalities in Irish society can act as determinants of health with regard to alcohol:  Let’s start by noting, that although the widespread assumption is that alcohol misuse and alcohol harm relate almost exclusively to…

Invitation to Drinkaware Spring 2021 Research Briefing: Alcohol Use Among Teenagers

Alcohol use among teenagers: Evidence from the 3-year independent evaluation of the  Junior-Cycle Alcohol Education Programme   Date: 9 March 2021  Time: 12 noon – 1pm  This event will take place online via Zoom    To mark the launch of the 3-year independent evaluation of the Junior-Cycle Alcohol Education Programme (JC-AEP), please join us for our Spring 2021 Research Briefing that will take a look…

How Relationships Affect Adolescents Drinking

Our lives are a network of relationships which are central to our mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The more closely we are attached to those we love, the happier we will be and the more personal fulfilment we will…