Great online events for Alcohol Awareness Week

Great online events for Alcohol Awareness Week

EU Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place next week November 15- 19.

It’s an opportunity to look at our relationship with alcohol, understand the risks and the effects alcohol is having on our body and mind.

The following are some of the great events taking place next week in association with this initiative:

The Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network (ICAAN) is hosting a webinar on 15th November at 12pm titled Empowering Young People: Resisting the lure of the alcohol industry

You will hear from Global expert, Prof David Jernigan, from Boston University School of Public Health who is keynote speaker. Best known for his action research on alcohol advertising, marketing, and promotion and its impact on young people, David’s work is policy-relevant and scientifically rigorous. He testifies regularly at US city, state, and national levels around alcohol advertising and youth, alcohol availability, and taxation. He also trains advocates around the world using the best evidence.

To register please click this link

The HSE Alcohol Programme is hosting a webinar on Thursday 18th November at 3pm. The webinar will focus on Alcohol’s impact on the immune system and brain.

Learn about how alcohol can suppress your immune system, reducing your ability to fight off infections, and how alcohol has a profound impact on the brain, with new large-scale evidence using MRI scans showing the impact of even low alcohol use.

You will learn about the latest evidence from the following experts:

  • Prof Cliona O’Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Dara Cannon, Senior Lecturer, Neuroanatomy Director, Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Dr Helen McMonagle, Alcohol-Related Brain Injury Rehabilitation Coordinator, Alcohol Forum Ireland

To register click this link:

If you think alcohol may be an unhealthy habit for you, there is expert advice and support available on or call the HSE Alcohol Helpline Freephone 1800 459 459.

You can also use the HSE Alcohol Self-Assessment Tool to find out more about what type of drinker you are and the impact of your drinking.

Contact for further information on the above.

For more on local substance misuse and addiction related services and supports please click HERE.