The Alcohol Health Alliance UK is a coalition of more than 50 organisations working together to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Members include medical royal colleges, charities and treatment service providers.
By advocating for evidence-based change to government policy, the alliance is working to reduce alcohol harm across the whole of the UK, which in turn will help reduce the harm experienced by families and communities.
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, said: “The impact of parental alcohol use can have lifelong consequences for children. Through the work of the Commission on Alcohol Harm, we have heard from many families who were unable to get access to support when they needed it. Children of Alcoholics Week is a great opportunity to let children know they do not have to feel alone.
“We need systematic change to protect children and their families from alcohol harm. The government must create a new alcohol strategy to tackle alcohol harm and include specific measures to support families and protect children.”