Drink Aware

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We’re here to help people make better choices about drinking.

Our vision

We are here to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

Our mission

We will achieve this by:

  • Providing impartial, evidence-based information, advice and practical resources
  • Raising awareness of alcohol and its harms
  • Working collaboratively with partners

Our values

  • Driven to make a difference
  • Led by the evidence
  • Resourceful
  • Work positively with others
Want to reduce your drinking?

Reducing your drinking doesn’t have to be an entire life change unless you want it to be. Arming yourself with strategies, knowing what triggers you to drink, staying within the low risk drinking guidelines and taking drink-free days are all small steps towards big results.

What to expect when you stop drinking

Stopping alcohol completely can have many short- and long-term benefits whether improving the way you look like losing weight, boosting energy or reducing the risk of seven types of cancer. This guide takes you through what you can expect when you stop drinking, in the short- and long-term.

Worried about someone else’s drinking?

Some people may not know they are drinking at dangerous levels, as someone close to them you may be able to help them recognise their change in behaviour and provide essential support