Where To Go When You Want To Know


A list of resources to encourage and support us to make better decisions toward wellness.

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Policy & Trade Councils

International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (Global)

Loaded with a ton of research, tools, documents and references to help you make better decisions. , the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (USA)

A global foundation supported by some of the world’s biggest alcohol companies, Responsibility.org leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, and promotes responsible decision-making regarding personal choices around beverage alcohol.

Distilled Spirits Council of America - DISCUS (US)

The Distilled Spirits Council is the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States. The Council guards the sector against higher taxes and works diligently to reduce trade barriers across the globe, while supporting policies that increase adult market access for spirits products, provide greater convenience and choices for adult consumers, and encourage responsible and moderate consumption. The Council is a go-to resource for sector data, changes in public policy, cultural acceptance programs, U.S. spirits exports to foreign markets, and alcohol and science.

Responsible Service & Education

BLB Vignobles Responsible Wine tasting Charter (France)

Co-written by Hussam Al Mallak, Alcohol Specialist Doctor and President of the Board of Education for Hérault Health, and Bruno Le Breton, oenologist wine producer of Domaines de la Jasse & Montlobre. The aim of this charter is to provide any wine enthusiast with the tools they need to enjoy the tasting experience in the best conditions.

Blood Alcohol Calculator (BAC Plus)

A simple online tool that projects your potential blood alcohol levels (BAC) based on your gender, weight, type of beverage, alcohol volume, size of glass and hours to consume. A quick guideline to have in mind if you are headed out for a glass or two.

Drink Smart (US)

Beam Suntory’s moderation page is full of resources and practical tool and tips to help consumers plan and moderate their alcohol intake.

Wine in Moderation (UK)

Founded  in the UK,  Wine in Moderation was created by the wine industry to inspire healthy lifestyles and well-being and contribute to the reduction of alcohol related harm. 

Drinkaware (UK)

Independent alcohol advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking. 

DrinkIQ (UK)

Created and and managed by Diageo,  DRINKiQ  has been specifically created to cover all aspects of alcohol, and give consumers the tools to make more informed choices about drinking, including the decision not to drink. 

Diageo Bar Academy

Created by drinks giant Diageo, this Industry training outlet provides insight into responsible service of alcohol  including opportunities for training and downloadable tools for more effective bar environments. 

Tales of the Cocktail - Wellness (US)

From the creators of America's most established cocktail event, this lists articles, tips and tricks from nutritionists and wellness leaders on leading a healthier lifestyle, even when you're behind the bar.

Recovery & Sobriety Support 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship whose stated purpose is to enable its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." 

The Benevolent (UK)

Based in the UK, The Benevolent helps anyone who works in any role in the UK drinks industry. We provide practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry and now need help. We have no minimum or maximum age requirements and currently support people in a variety of medical and financial situations.

Ben's Friends (Select regions in US)

Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. By providing open ears, hearts, and minds— along with many decades of experience with living sober in the food and beverage industry - Ben’s Friends offers a safe and constructive haven for those grappling with and maintaining sobriety. 

Hello Sunday morning (AUS)

We want to see a world where drinking is an individual choice, not a cultural expectation. A world where confidence and identity aren’t measured in standard servings. A world of fewer hangovers and unforgettable Sunday mornings.

Our purpose is to support any individual to change their relationship with alcohol, whether that relationship means abstaining, taking a break, or simply understanding how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol. We do this through positive health promotion campaigns, and for those who need a little extra help, we offer the Daybreak Program which provides a global, supportive community to help change your relationship with alcohol.