Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern anti-alcohol drug

Just how impartial is Alcohol Concern?

By Robyn Black

Alcohol Concern has been vocal in its praise for new £3 wonder drug, nalmefene (also known as Selincro) by Lundbeck, which could be used to treat people with “mild” drinking problems on the NHS.

Alcohol Concern Stick to the Facts report is misguided

Alcohol Concern is simply concerned with the wrong thing

By Robyn Black

So, in the same month that kids TV shows were slammed for giving fathers a bad name (website Netmums said most portrayed dads as lazy or stupid) and Disney came under fire for pushing more sexy princesses to young girls (its newest character Merida appears...

Chase: loss of funding is a hard reality of politics

Chickens are roosting for Alcohol Concern

By Paul Chase

I had a distinct sense of chickens coming home to roost when I heard that Alcohol Concern had lost its annual funding from the Department of Health.

Alcohol Concern: current CEO Don Shenker is set to leave

Alcohol Concern likely to scale back activity

By John Harrington

Alcohol Concern, the influential health campaign group that’s broadly viewed as anti-industry, looks likely to scale down its activities after the Government withdrew its funding for the body.

Phil Mellows: Praising the off-trade

Off licences: our common enemy?

By Phil Mellows

Grocock and Shenker. It doesn’t sound nice, but it’s true. The respective chief executives of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and Alcohol Concern have chummed up.

Shenker: pubs should be encouraged and rewarded financially for improving community life

Alcohol Concern praises pubs

By Michelle Perrett

The chief executive of Alcohol Concern Don Shenker has praised pubs for improving community life.

Alcohol aisle: supermarkets under fire

Charity: restrict alcohol displays in stores

By John Harrington

Alcohol Concern has called for a ban on supermarket alcohol sales near everyday items such as milk and bread. A survey across one day in Cardiff by...

BBPA: against the ad ban

Alcohol ad ban plan based on 'sand'

By Michelle Perrett

Fresh calls to restrict alcohol advertising are based on "sand rather than firm foundations", says the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA)....

Minimum price: controversial topic

Alcohol Concern pleads for minimum price

By Ewan Turney

Alcohol Concern has once again pleaded for the introduction of a minimum price of 50p a unit on alcohol. As it kicked off its Alcohol Awareness...

Jon Collins: Bewlidered by the accusations

Fury over irresponsible retailing claim

By Tony Halstead

Trade groups have angrily dismissed accusations that pub companies and licensees are ignoring guidelines on responsible drinks retailing. A report by...



The necessity for a rational alcohol policy is finally getting through to ministers, says John Grogan Most ministers have cleared their diaries for...

Beware the alcohol police

Beware the alcohol police

Imagine the scene: a family is sitting round the dinner table. A bottle of wine or beer accompanies the evening meal, enjoyed by the parents and...

Alcohol charity calls for radical shake-up

Alcohol charity calls for radical shake-up

By Iain O'Neil

Parents who give alcohol to children aged under 15 should be prosecuted, according to Alcohol Concern. The charity makes the call in its report on...

Loud and clear...

Loud and clear...

Publicans and drinkers refute accusations by Alcohol Concern that music is played at full volume to encourage drinking. Jackie Annett gets the...

Genuine Concern

Genuine Concern

Alcohol Concern is being blamed for drink-related scare stories in the press. Jackie Annett investigates.If all the recent scare stories in the media...