The Health Service Executive (HSE) provides a comprehensive website for the public on alcohol – about how much we’re drinking, how it affects our health, and how we can gain more by drinking less.

This is the first HSE website that  provides dedicated information about alcohol risk and offers support and guidance to anyone who wants to cut back on their drinking. Comprehensive surveys show that harmful drinking patterns have become the norm for many people in Ireland, while awareness of the significant risk associated with these drinking patterns remains low

AskAboutAlcohol.ie has been created to provide authoritative information source on alcohol risk to enable everyone to manage their own health better. It is also designed to work in tandem with public health legislation and planned regulatory changes on alcohol labelling, availability and pricing.

In addition to providing information on the physical and mental health effects of alcohol, AskAboutAlcohol.ie has useful tools to help you assess your drinking including a drinks calculator.  The website also provides information for people, who are worried about their own drinking, or worried about someone close to them, and has a service finder to help connect people to support and services.

Find out more about the HSE National Alcohol Programme here