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Subject Our annual conference 'Reaching out' is coming up
Date August 31, 2023 7:59 AM
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** Time to reach out

How can we better support services to engage with the most vulnerable drinkers? That’s the question we’ll be exploring at our upcoming national conference, “Reaching Out” ([link removed]) , which takes place on Wednesday, 18 October and Thursday, 19 October 2023 – 10:00 – 13:00.
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Alcohol news

** Alcohol duty changes “will save lives”

The biggest alcohol duty reforms in 140 years came into effect from 1 August. The new system simplifies the previous duty structure and broadly taxes alcoholic products more the stronger they get. Different rates will apply to products between 3.5% ABV and 8.4% ABV. The changes will help to reduce alcohol harm and save lives, by discouraging the production of cheap, high-strength products which are primarily consumed by heavy and vulnerable drinkers.
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** Reducing alcohol harm “must be a priority for all”

Alcohol Change UK has welcomed the inclusion of alcohol as a key risk factor and determinant of health in the Department for Health and Social Care’s newly published interim report for its Major Conditions Strategy. But states that alcohol needs to be tackled more holistically through a comprehensive alcohol strategy if health outcomes are to be improved.
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** Even low levels of alcohol “associated with increases in blood pressure”

Routine alcohol consumption, even in small amounts, has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Senior investigator Marco Vinceti said that whilst alcohol is not the sole driver of increases in blood pressure, the study’s findings show it can be a meaningful contributor and that, consequently, “limiting alcohol intake is advised, and avoiding it is even better”.
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** Ready to run for change?

We've got exciting news! There are just 15 spots left for the London Landmarks Half Marathon ([link removed]) happening on 7 April 2024. It's your chance to hit the pavement, see iconic sights, and support a healthier relationship with alcohol. Whether you're a running pro or just starting out, join Alcohol Change UK's team and make your miles matter. Secure your spot today and let's stride together towards a positive difference!
Get in touch to book your spot (mailto:[email protected])

** Make a difference as a community champion

Make a real difference in your community and join our team of passionate volunteers dedicated to reducing alcohol harm! We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers in the North London area to support our impactful community engagement and outreach.
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Gary used alcohol to try and cope with his financial anxieties. Here, he tells us how he was able to overcome alcohol dependency and improve his mental health.

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