About Alcohol Awareness Week

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. This year, the theme is Change. The week runs 19-25 November 2018.

When

19-25 November 2018

What?

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. This year, the theme is Change.

Who?

Alcohol Awareness Week is co-ordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Over 1,700 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country are taking part in and organising events for the week.

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

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More about Alcohol Awareness Week

The key message for Alcohol Awareness Week is that change is possible. Alcohol harm – at an individual, family, community and societal level – is not inevitable.

Throughout the week Alcohol Change UK and our partners will be:

  • Communicating the problem – the need for change
  • Celebrating change at every level
  • Encouraging collaboration to make change happen
  • Promoting individual change:
    • Reducing stigma by getting people talking about alcohol
    • Raising awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol
    • Sharing tips for cutting down
    • Signposting people to help, and encouraging them to access it