Drinkaware to attend Tullamore Show 2018

Drinkaware is pleased to be attending the Tullamore Show in Co. Offaly this Sunday, 12 August 2018.

Throughout the day, the Drinkaware team will be on hand with evidence-informed resources to help people to make informed decisions about their drinking habits. Visitors to the information stand – located in Business Arcade C – will be encouraged to take home free resources including a standard drink measure cup, calorie and sugar calculator wheel and alcohol information booklet. In 2018 so far, over 30,000 Drinkaware resources have been ordered by people in across Ireland who want to take proactive steps to learn about their drinking and ultimately, drink less to improve their health and wellbeing.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ms Miriam Taber, Drinkaware Interim CEO, said:

“As the largest one-day agricultural event in the country, Drinkaware sees the Tullamore Show as a fantastic opportunity to encourage people to take a closer look at their drinking and be proactive about reducing unnecessary risks to health and wellbeing. We will be on site all day so please, drop by and talk to the team who are on hand to answer your questions about alcohol. Don’t forget to pick up our free resources, try our online Drinks Calculator and use them to make small changes to your drinking. Small, positive changes really can make a lasting difference to health and wellbeing in the long-term. We look forward to seeing you in Tullamore!”

Drinkaware will also be distributing information booklets to help parents to have informed, timely conversations about alcohol with their children, in addition to detailed advice on discussing the impact of underage alcohol use on mental health.

Ms Taber concluded:

“Through feedback we know that 9 out of 10 people who have used our resources found them helpful and would recommend them to friends or family. Our research shows that the majority of people in Ireland cannot identify the HSE low-risk guidelines but they are vitally important to understand. Without these facts, it can be easy to underestimate how much alcohol we drink, particularly at home, but simple tools like our standard drink measure cup can help to make this easier and put into practice.”