April, 2014

The time for action on alcohol harm is now

ALCOHOL Awareness Week has this week got people thinking and talking about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and a society. By encouraging people to examine alcohol-related issues and how they impact on all of us, it has stimulated conversations and… Full Story»

April, 2014

Drinks industry puts profit before public health

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has said that a statement issued today (Wednesday) on behalf of ‘Drinks Industry Leaders’ is merely the latest in a series of attempts by the alcohol industry to influence the policy agenda in ways that favour… Full Story»

March, 2014

Charity warns women of the dangers of drinking while pregnant

There is no “safe” amount of alcohol for women to drink during pregnancy, a charity has warned. From the Irish Mirror Experts have differed over the years with some suggesting very moderate boozing does no harm to unborn babies. But Catherine Keane, Policy and Advocacy… Full Story»

March, 2014

Alcohol Awareness Week Resources

Alcohol’s Harm To Others – Key Findings KEY FINDINGS: Alcohol’s Harm To Others from AlcoholActionIreland Reference Resources for Alcohol Awareness Week Northwest Alcohol Forum: Hidden Realities report: Children’s Exposure to Risk from Parental Drinking in Ireland bit.ly/1ftIxUR 2011 Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on… Full Story»

March, 2014

Minimum alcohol pricing ‘lowers crime’

Minimum alcohol pricing would reduce drink-fuelled crime in Ireland and save a life every day, an addiction expert has claimed. From the Irish Examiner Tim Stockwell of the University of Victoria in Canada told a meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence, and Equality… Full Story»