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Drinkaware calling on parents and other adult relatives to be positive family role models this Christmas

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Our research shows that family events are top occasions where children are exposed to parents’ drinking. This Christmas, we have some tips for parents and other adult relatives to be positive role models around alcohol at festive family celebrations.

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Drinkaware Index Shortlisted for Research Excellence Awards 2019

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The Drinkaware Index was conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes. The findings were used to inform the development of Drinkaware's Strategy 2019-2021.

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CEO Comments: Applying Psychology to Policy for Positive Behaviour Change

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Workplace Wellness: Alcohol Awareness at Christmas

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Planning a work Christmas party? Marie, Drinkaware Workplace Wellness Manager, has some advice to keep in mind and share with your teams.

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Sober Curious Series: Family Friendly No-Alcohol Eggnog Recipe

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This Christmas, whether you're entertaining guests or spending time with family, our no-alcohol recipe makes a great festive alternative everyone can enjoy.

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Festive Tips For More Mindful Drinking At Home

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With more entertaining at home or visiting loved ones in their homes over Christmas, alcohol is likely to be a feature in many of these celebrations. Check out our tips to drink less at home and share with friends and family.

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Tips for positive mental health at Christmas

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Drinkaware Welcomes New Measures to Tackle Alcohol Advertising Around Young People

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Read our response to the implementation of measures within the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 aimed at reducing children's exposure to alcohol advertising.

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World Mental Health Day 2019: Alcohol and Your Mental Health

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This World Mental Health Day, we want to help you to understand how alcohol can impact our mental health and tips to support strong, balanced mental health.

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Drinkaware urges parents to “be positive role models” during Junior Cert results celebrations

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As young people nationwide receive their Junior Cert results, we're offering advice, resources and supports to help parents to get involved in plans for celebrating so that this is a safe one for all.

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CEO Comments: How Our Behavioural Instincts Affect the Choices we Make

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019: Take Action to Reduce Cancer Risk

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October is Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month, a great time to think about your drinking habits and see if you can make small positive changes to reduce your cancer risk and improve overall health and wellbeing.

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Sober Curious Series: Five Ways To Wind Down Without Alcohol

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Reaching for a drink to relax or destress after a long day can have the opposite effect to what you intended. As the mindful drinking movement gains momentum, we're commonly asked how to unwind after a long day without alcohol.

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Workplace Wellness: Alcohol’s Harm to Others in the Workplace

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Drinkaware Supports European Day Without A Road Death - Project EDWARD 2019

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Drinkaware at National Ploughing Championships 2019

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Stop by our stand in the Dunamaise & Nore – Health & Wellness, Block 2, Row 28, Stand 632. See you in Fenagh!

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Education Matters: Parents Can Play an Active Role in Alcohol Education

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Effective alcohol education needs a whole school approach. The school, parents, Gardaí and the wider community can all work together to support alcohol education for young people. In our latest Education Matters blog, we look at the active role parents can play.

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Irish Heart Month 2019: Drink Less For A Happy Heart

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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.

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Sober Curious Series: Autumn No-Alcohol Cocktails

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As the momentum for drinking less or not at all grows, why not try these quick and easy recipes for cosy alcohol-free Autumn nights in?

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Drinkaware response to Irish Examiner article on underage drinking figures

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Read our response to a recent report on underage drinking rates in Ireland.

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Parents Urged to Encourage Sober Curiosity Ahead of Leaving Cert Results

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With Leaving Cert results due tomorrow and college offers over the next few weeks, we have some tips for parents to engage with their young people and the growing trend for sober curiosity or a more mindful attitude towards alcohol at this important life stage.

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CEO Comments: Trust, Hope and Charity

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As public trust becomes increasingly difficult for charities, institutions and governments to earn, Sheena shares insights into the value Drinkaware - as a national charity - places on trust and how we work to sustain it.

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Six tips to be mindful of if you’re drinking alcohol in warm weather

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Change the trend this summer: Drinkaware encourages people to think about their drinking in the hot weather, especially around the long weekends.

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Everything you need to know about standard drinks

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Understanding standard drinks can be confusing. Read our blog for the facts on standard drinks so you can know how much you're really drinking.

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Workplace Wellness: Alcohol and Mental Health

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Employers in Ireland are increasingly recognising the importance of good mental health in the workplace. The impact of alcohol on mental health can't be underestimated so now is a good time to think about including alcohol awareness as part of your next workplace wellness event.

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CEO Comments: How to Sustain a Movement for Change

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Reflecting on our recent annual Stakeholder Day, our CEO Sheena Horgan shares some insights from our panel discussion about some core elements that can help to sustain a movement for change.

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Talking About Alcohol: Tips For Parents Of Junior & Leaving Cert Students

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The few weeks of the Junior and Leaving Cert exams can be a stressful time for students and parents alike, but it's also a good time to sit down together to talk about practicing healthy habits and boundaries around alcohol.

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Drinkaware Launches New Campaign, Change The Trend, During Men’s Health Week

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Through our new campaign, we are encouraging young men across Ireland to change the trend and be a part of the movement towards more mindful drinking to improve future health and wellbeing.

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European Week Against Cancer 2019

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European Week Against Cancer takes place each year from 25-31 March. Drinking less alcohol is one of the 12 actions outlined in the European Code Against Cancer you can take to help reduce your risk.

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21% of Irish adults classified as hazardous drinkers, while 23% are at potential risk of becoming hazardous drinkers, Drinkaware research shows

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The Drinkaware Index has, for the first time, mapped two key groups within the drinking population that deepen our understanding of alcohol consumption in Ireland today.

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CEO Comments: The Butterfly Effect

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Drinkaware Index research finds only 13% of people in Ireland record how much they drink in a bid to cut down

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With just 2% of Irish adults knowing the weekly low-risk alcohol guidelines and in light of steadily increasing drink driving rates, getting the facts on standard drinks has never been more important. Order a free Drinkaware measure cup now.

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Drinkaware Response to Irish Examiner Article on Drink Driving Statistics

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Read our response to the latest Garda statistics showing an 20% increase in drink driving arrests in February, compared to the same month last year.

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National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2019: Book a Drinkaware workshop

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Employee health and wellness events and programmes are becoming more common and with National Workplace Wellbeing Day just around the corner, why not consider booking a Drinkaware workshop?

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2019

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Why not take some time this month to make small changes to your drinking habits?

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CEO Comments: Definitions Need Context To Curb Denial And Delusion

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March's CEO Comments blog looks at how overly simplifying alcohol consumption by extremes means we can fail to recognise where potential issues may be lurking. 

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Education Matters: School-based alcohol education matters

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In the first of our Education Matters series, Drinkaware Education Programme Manager, Martha Sweeney, explores best practice in school-based alcohol education and its role in delaying the age young people in Ireland have their first drink.

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Let’s challenge the Irish stereotype this St Patrick’s Day and reclaim our national day’s story

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New mindful drinking movement revealed as Drinkaware’s online Drinks Calculator exceeds 74,000

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In just two months, we have seen a 275% increase in the number of people using our online Drinks Calculator to understand their drinking habits. This St Patrick's Day, let's challenge the Irish drinking stereotype.

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Drinkaware joins Minister for Transport and RSA to promote road safety

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We are proud to join the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross TD, and the RSA in highlighting the role we can all play to keep our roads safe.

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Drinkaware Supporting Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

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Did you know our health promotion resources are available in Irish? Each year, we're thrilled to highlight this to show our support for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

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CEO Comments: When ideology meets pragmatism, society wins

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In this month's CEO Comments blog, Sheena Horgan shares some insight into Drinkaware's ideology and how this motivates us to take an innovative approach to our work.

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Does alcohol awareness play a part in workplace wellness?

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The growing trend in workplace wellness in Irish businesses is a welcome one but the impact of alcohol on health and wellbeing is rarely featured. Our Workplace Wellness Manager, Marie Quinn, finds out why.

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World Cancer Day 2019

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On this important day, why not take some time to think about any small positive lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your cancer risk?

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Drinkaware urges drivers against reliance on off-the-shelf personal breathalysers

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In response to a rise in queries about using personal breathalysers, we are reminding people that the accuracy of these tests cannot be guaranteed. Never ever drink and drive.

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Massive lift in Drinkaware website visits as Irish attitudes towards alcohol, health and fitness evolve

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With an 300% increase in people visiting our website and almost 90,000 people using our online Drinks Calculator in December 2018, it's clear to us that people across Ireland are taking procative steps to drink less and improve their health and wellbeing.

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Drinkaware Response to Irish Examiner Article on ICGP Research

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Read our response to research from the Irish College of General Practitioners, which found that GPs feel they are ineffective in helping patients to reduce their alcohol consumption.

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CEO Comments: We Need To Create A Less Harmful Alcohol Movement

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In the latest in our series, Drinkaware CEO, Sheena Horgan, discusses the need to create a movement for change to alcohol consumption levels.

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This Year, We Want To Help You You To Create Positive and Lasting Changes

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Thinking of making some changes this year? Drinking less alcohol is a positive change you can make for a healthier 2019.

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Mocktail Recipe: Try our no-alcohol pineapple orange crush

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Parents - be a positive influence for your kids by showing them alcohol isn't needed to celebrate at a family party. Our no-alcohol recipe is something the whole family can enjoy.

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Drinkaware Index research finds drinking at home is the new norm in Ireland

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With opportunities to gather and celebrate Christmas, it's likely that people will drink at home more often than usual. We're encouraging everyone to plan ahead and order our measure cup to make it easier to track how much you (and your guests) are drinking.

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Job Opportunity: Office and Events Administrator

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* This position is closed * Drinkaware is currently seeking an experienced Office and Events Administrator

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Tips for Parents on Being a Positive Influence This Christmas

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With more opportunities to get together as a family over Christmas and more occasions where alcohol is around, we have some tips for parents and other adult relatives on being positive family role models for your children.

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Drinkaware joins RSA and An Garda Síochána to support Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign

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We are joining the call to encourage the nation to give the ‘Gift of a Lift’ this Christmas to help keep our roads safe and alcohol-free.

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Get the facts on the new drink driving laws in Ireland

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Following concerns raised by members of the public and confusion about the recent update to drink driving laws, we have everything you need to know.

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Try out our festive family-friendly no-alcohol mulled cider

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This Christmas, whether you're entertaining guests or spending time with family, our no-alcohol recipe makes a great festive alternative everyone can enjoy.

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CEO Comments: How to Start a Chain Reaction

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As part of a new series, Drinkaware CEO, Sheena Horgan, sets out how we aim to use our new research - the Drinkaware Index - to start a chain reaction and influence lasting behaviour change.

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Half of Irish drinking population at-risk of health issues, new Drinkaware research finds

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Today we launched our new national research, the Drinkaware Index, to mark the 6th annual EU Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm. Read on for the key findings.

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Job Opportunity: Research and Impacts Manager

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* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking a new Research and Impacts Manager

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Drinkaware welcomes commencement of new drink-driving law

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Read our statement supporting the new law which ensures that all drink drivers will receive an automatic driving disqualification.

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Healthy Ireland Survey 2018 Reveals Binge Drinking Trend

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The findings suggest a low level of awareness of the harmful effects of regular binge drinking. Drinkaware is reminding anyone who drinks alcohol, to get the facts on the low-risk alcohol guidelines and reduce unnecessary risks to your health and wellbeing.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018: Drink Less, Reduce Your Risk

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Drinking less alcohol is one way you can reduce your breast cancer risk.

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World Mental Health Day 2018: Young People and Alcohol

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This World Mental Health Day, we are encouraging parents to get the facts on alcohol and its impact on a young person's mental health.

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Drinkaware to attend Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit

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We will be at the Aviva in Dublin on 11th October, handing out free health promotion resources to make it easier for people to understand their drinking habits.

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Drinkaware at National Ploughing Championships 2018

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Heading to Screggan this week? We will see you there.

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Young People and Alcohol: Separating the Facts From The Myths

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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.

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Irish Heart Month 2018: Drink Less, Improve Your Heart Health

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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.

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Alcohol associated with 2.8 million deaths globally, new study suggests

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At 3.1 alcoholic drinks, women in Ireland ranked as the seventh highest consumers of "average daily drinks".

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Drinkaware advice for parents ahead of Leaving Cert results celebrations

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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.

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Drinkaware to attend Tullamore Show 2018

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Are you heading to the Tullamore Show on Sunday, 12th August? Drop by our stand in Business Arcade C. See you there!

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Drinkaware teaming up with McCabe’s Pharmacy this August

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Pick up one of our alcohol health promotion resources in your local McCabe's Pharmacy throughout August. Get the facts, drink less, feel better!

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3/4 Irish adults have become more aware of impacts of excessive drinking

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Drinking alcohol during a heatwave can increase risks

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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.

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Warm weather, swimming and alcohol don’t mix

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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.

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Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer

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* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking an ambitious and experienced leader to drive development and delivery of its new strategy.

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Men’s Health Week 2018: Drink less, feel better

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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.

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Men’s Health Week 2018: Alcohol and Cancer

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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.

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1 in 3 parents do not have rules around their children’s alcohol consumption

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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.

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Men’s Health Week 2018: Alcohol and Mental Health

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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.

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Alcohol’s impact on mental health is most important issue for parents

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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.

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Drinks Calculator reveals drinking at home is the norm

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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.

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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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.

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Let’s keep our roads safe this Easter

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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.

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Drink less to reduce your cancer risk

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This Daffodil Day, we are asking you to take some time to get the facts about alcohol to protect your health and wellbeing.

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Irish adults would like to drink less alcohol, research shows

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If you decide to drink during this long weekend get the facts about small changes you can make to protect your health and wellbeing.

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Job Opportunity: Workplace Wellbeing Programme Coordinator

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* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking an ambitious and motivated coordinator to grow our workplace wellbeing programme.

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Drinkaware supporting Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018

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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.

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World Cancer Day 2018

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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.

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Harmful effects of alcohol hitting home, research shows

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Our latest research finds an increase in the number of people who have become aware of how excessive drinking affects their health and wellbeing.

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Be safe this New Year’s Eve

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Drinkaware echoes the call from the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána to keep our roads safe this New Year's Eve.

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Alcohol a factor in 38% of fatal crashes in the lead up to Christmas

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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.

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“Gift of a Lift” this Christmas with 13th annual Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign

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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.

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Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm 2017

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Drinkaware joins the drive to promote the risks associated with harmful drinking to mark the EU’s Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH).

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Drinkaware appeal ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend

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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.

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Drinkaware supports proposal for Drink-Drivers to Receive Automatic Disqualification

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Read our statement on the proposed changes to drink driving legislation.

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Drinkaware supports Cancer Week Ireland 2017

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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?

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Drink less to reduce your stroke risk

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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.

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Drinkaware at National Ploughing Championships 2017

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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.

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Parents, make your six-point action plan now

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There is still time to talk to your children about alcohol ahead of tomorrow's Junior Cert results celebrations. Our action plan can help.

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Junior Cert results celebrations: advice for parents

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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.

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