About Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The next Alcohol Awareness Week will take place from 3-9 July 2023.

Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Each year, over 5,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country sign up to take part using resources provided by us.

The week has typically taken place in November each year. However, Alcohol Awareness Week is moving and the next event will take place from 3-9 July 2023.

As the charity behind Dry January, we’re excited to move the awareness week to the summer as it provides another key moment in the year to bring people together for a national campaign focused on alcohol. This provides a great opportunity for us all to talk about alcohol and our health and wellbeing in the summer months and helps avoid having two big national alcohol campaigns running so closely together.

We’ll be sharing more information on the theme and resources for Alcohol Awareness Week 2023 in our newsletter updates. So, sign up now using the form below to stay in the loop and ensure you receive our full pack of resources to take part, including ideas for running Alcohol Awareness Week in your community, social media resources and template posts, posters and more. We’ll be providing regular updates as well as a timetable for what you can expect when so sign up today!

Sign up today to stay in touch about Dry January and Alcohol Awareness Week 2023, and get your free digital resources to help people in your community to drink more healthily!

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2021

Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 took place from 15-21 November on the theme of Alcohol and relationships.

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2021, Emma and Dave talk with frank and beautiful honesty about the impact Dave's drinking had on their relationship.

Alcohol and relationships

With many of us drinking more during the pandemic, for many different reasons, our relationships at home, with friends and at work can become even tougher. But by taking control of our drinking, we can create happier relationships, as well as improved health and wellbeing.

Taking care of ourselves and each other

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22% of drinkers have drunk to try to cope with relationship problems in the past six months

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20% of drinkers have drunk because of an argument with a family member

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19% have struggled to socialise without alcohol

Read the findings from our November 2021 survey.

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Two senior men chatting on park bench

Alcohol Awareness Week blog

Read the stories from those who are improving their own or other’s lives.
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Alcohol Change UK works to end serious alcohol harm in the UK.

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