About Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 takes place from 15-21 November on the theme of Alcohol and relationships.

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Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Alcohol and relationships’.


15-21 November 2021.


Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country have signed up to take part. It's easy to get involved - just follow the sign up link at the top of this page!

Alcohol and relationships

Alcohol and relationships are closely linked. Many of us associate alcohol and socialising, and alcohol can become a big part of our connections and interactions with those around us. But when our own or a loved one’s drinking starts to negatively affect our relationships, or stands in the way of us taking action on our own drinking, it can have a huge impact on our lives.

On top of this, research shows that many of us have found ourselves drinking more to deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. As we leave lockdown and return to normal life there will be new pressures too – pressures to drink, 'sober shaming', and pressures we put on ourselves to get back to ‘normal’ socialising.

So this Alcohol Awareness Week, we’ll be looking at the ways in which alcohol can affect our relationships and sharing stories, factsheets, tips and more.

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Share your story

Would you like to share a blog for Alcohol Awareness Week? If you have a perspective on the issues around alcohol and relationships, we would love to hear from you. You can share your story here, or email us at: contact@alcoholchange.org.uk.

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