Alcohol Awareness Week UK

This annual awareness campaign provides the opportunity to once again highlight, in the build up to the festive season, the importance of being alcohol aware. Improved mood, sleep, energy and money are just some of the immediate benefits seen when cutting back on alcohol. In the longer term, drinking less[…]

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Dry January

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability.  A month alcohol-free has a lot of benefits: research published in the British Medical Journal in 2018, found[…]

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Dry January 2021

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability. Current recommendations are to drink no more than 14 units per week, spread over three or more days,[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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A dry start to the New Year 2020

Dry January is an annual initiative run by the charity Alcohol Change UK through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. Alcohol is believed to affect the neurochemical pathways in our brain and releases endorphins that make us feel good. Relaxing after work with a beer,[…]

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