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…

Invitation to Drinkaware Spring 2021 Research Briefing: Alcohol Use Among Teenagers

Alcohol use among teenagers: Evidence from the 3-year independent evaluation of the  Junior-Cycle Alcohol Education Programme   Date: 9 March 2021  Time: 12 noon – 1pm  This event will take place online via Zoom    To mark the launch of the 3-year independent evaluation of the Junior-Cycle Alcohol Education Programme (JC-AEP), please join us for our Spring 2021 Research Briefing that will take a look…

How Relationships Affect Adolescents Drinking

Our lives are a network of relationships which are central to our mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The more closely we are attached to those we love, the happier we will be and the more personal fulfilment we will…

Reduce your risk, reduce your drinking

Ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4th Drinkaware is urging the public to be aware of the link between alcohol and the risk of developing certain cancers, and how changes to drinking habits can help reduce that risk. Last…

Update on Christmas resource orders

Drinkaware has received over 12,000 individual orders for our free health promotion resources, like the home measure cup, since 18 November via our website. To put this figure in context, we received 4,342 online orders in all of 2019. While…