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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Coordinator, Marie Quinn, finds out why.
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?
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.
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.
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.
In the latest in our series, Drinkaware CEO, Sheena Horgan, discusses the need to create a movement for change to alcohol consumption levels.
Thinking of making some changes this year? Drinking less alcohol is a positive change you can make for a healthier 2019.
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.
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.
* This position is closed * Drinkaware is currently seeking an experienced Office and Events Administrator
With more opportunities to get together as a family over Christmas and more occasions where alcohol is around, we have some tips for parents on being a good role model for your children and other young family members.
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.
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.
This Christmas, whether you're entertaining guests or spending time with family, our no-alcohol recipe makes a great festive alternative everyone can enjoy.
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.
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.
* This position is closed * Drinkaware is seeking a new Research and Impacts Manager
Read our statement supporting the new law which ensures that all drink drivers will receive an automatic driving disqualification.
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.
Drinking less alcohol is one way you can reduce your breast cancer risk.
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.
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.
Heading to Screggan this week? We will see you there.
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, posters and practical tools are currently 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 yours a commitement to drinking less alcohol?
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 online Drinks Calculator and in three quick steps, we can help you to better understand your drinking habits by showing the number of standard drinks, calorie and sugar content 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 young people 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.