Drinkaware Chats with The Accidental Soberista

3 minute read. We were delighted to get a chance to speak with Irish blogger and author of “The Accidental Soberista” Kate Gunn last week over Zoom.  “The book details my drinking career, how I got sober curious, and how giving up changed…

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…

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…

MU Evaluation Release

Alcohol education in schools can prevent and intervene in underage drinking Maynooth University’s 3-year longitudinal study shows positive impact for Drinkaware’s Junior Cycle Alcohol Education Programme.   This significant study, for the first time, tracks 1st to 3rd year students’ experiences…