Tips for a Successful Dry January

Dry January is an increasingly popular trend among people who want to start the new year off on a healthy note. Taking part in challenges like Dry January has multiple short and long-term benefits. If you’re considering taking on this…

Why Does Alcohol Make You Tired?  

Sometimes, after we drink alcohol, we struggle to get a good night’s sleep. You feel tired the next day, you may have a headache and you don’t feel in any way rested. Let’s find out why alcohol makes you tired….

Hit Snooze on the Booze this New Year

 A guide on mindful drinking and being sober curious It’s January, the start of a new year. This means for the next 4 weeks we will all be focusing on the “new year, new me” mindset. Improving your mental and…

Alcohol Awareness Week 

Alcohol has many potential impacts on our health and wellbeing. The Drinkaware Annual Barometer asked Irish adults to rate their awareness of alcohol related harms. The harms were listed as prompts and people were asked to rate whether they were…

Our New Tool – Why We Have it & How it Works

This week we have launched our new Standard Drinks Calculator. The use of the calculator is for people to quickly calculate what a standard drink is based on the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) percentage and millilitres of alcohol they are…

ALCOHOL DATA IS COMPLEX

Drinkaware commments on Revenue data on alcohol consumption 23/03/22 Alcohol data is complex and should be viewed in context rather than from a single perspective which runs the risk of over-simplifying the issue: Per capita consumption – such as the…

Guest Blog: Belong To – LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland

Shane Smart (he/him) is the Drug and Alcohol Youth Worker at Belong To, the national LGBTI+ youth organisation. Belong To offers advice, information, and crisis counselling for LGBTI+ youth, also supporting free, non-judgemental LGBTI+ youth groups across Ireland. Through training,…