The Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA) is an alliance of organisations from across the voluntary and statutory sectors united in reducing the harms experienced by families as a result of alcohol. Our members include Adfam, the Institute of Alcohol Studies, and Alcohol Change UK and together our alliance is able to provide evidenced and widespread expertise on the subject of families and alcohol. For a full list of AFA members see here.
'It's everywhere' - alcohol's public face and private harm:
The Report of the Commission on Alcohol Harm
The Commission on Alcohol Harm was established to examine the current evidence on alcohol harm, recent trends in alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Following a call for evidence the Commission received over 140 written submissions from organisations and individuals, of which around 40 were from people with direct lived experience of alcohol harm. The Commission also heard testimony from 39 witnesses in four oral evidence sessions held in March 2020. Read the report here.
Alcohol-specific deaths rise 20% in 2020
Alcohol has killed more people in 2020 in England and Wales than in any of the previous 20 years. Official data released on 6 May 2021 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows there were 7,423 deaths from alcohol misuse last year - a rise of 20% from 2019. Read more about this story on the BBC News website.
If you have lost someone to alcohol information and support is available on the Adfam website.