Alcohol Concern

We are a small charity working in England and Wales. Our vision is of a world where alcohol does no harm. We help people through information, advice and guidance, help professionals through training, projects and research, and help all of us through campaigning to challenge the drinking culture in our country.

We are a small charity working in England and Wales. Our vision is of a world where alcohol does no harm. We help people through information, advice and guidance, help professionals through training, projects and research, and help all of us through campaigning to challenge the drinking culture in our country.

We provide consultancy and training for local and health authorities; we run a Communities Together project in West Wales, work with young people including the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council; campaign and lobby for regulatory and legislative change and run the very successful Dry January campaign. We are not an alcohol treatment organisation.

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. Alcohol Concern is proud of the work it does with young people on alcohol issues. This is a group of people who feel the effects of alcohol harms just as much as adults, but often don’t have their voices heard. Alcohol Concern set up the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC). It’s a group of young people from across the country who are working to review alcohol advertising to see whether it is targeting under-18s and reports circumstances where it feels that the rules have been breached. The charity also launched the campaign It’s The Drink Talking, which has been designed to support young people aged 13-24 across England and Wales. It actively involves young people, giving them the chance to have their say on alcohol and how it affects them. You can find out more about It’s The Drink Talking here. The Youth Alcohol Summit was first held in February 2014 and there are more to come in the future. The idea is to bring children and young people together from all over the country to try and tackle the impact of alcohol in their local areas, with the intention of calling on policymakers to start making changes. The summit is part of the It’s The Drink Talking project and gives young people the opportunity to actively try and influence change by highlighting how current policies affect them.

  2. It takes courage to talk to someone else about any drinking concerns you have ,but do not worry. The first step to helping you control your drinking is by talking to others. We offer a directory of local services via our website that you can talk to in confidence.

  3. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, contact Drinkline for a confidential conversation. Call free on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am until 8pm, weekends 11am until 4pm).

  4. At Alcohol Concern, we understand that drinking can impact on your life in many different ways. It might be that you are struggling with alcohol yourself, or perhaps someone you know and care about appears to be in trouble. Understanding how many units you’re consuming or realising that alcohol can cause unhealthy weight gain may make you want to change your drinking habits. You can make informed choices and start to make positive changes to your lifestyle, limiting the impact that alcohol has on you and the people around you. Having access to the right help and advice can make the world of difference, so we try to inform you as much as possible and give you all the advice you need to tackle alcohol-related problems. Whether that’s working out exactly how much you’re drinking, the impact it’s having on your body or which local services can help you, you’ll find everything you need to know here.

Victim Care

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