About Alcohol Awareness Week

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

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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

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Alcohol Change UK works to end serious alcohol harm in the UK.

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