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Balance Update: Alcohol detox centre saves NHS millions

Posted 01/05/15

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Hundreds of children were admitted to hospital last year after being born brain damaged following exposure to alcohol in the womb, alarming new figures have revealed.
Hundreds of babies are born with brain damage every year because their mothers drank during pregnancy.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol in movies may influence teen drinking
Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the behaviour of teenagers to study the impact that films heavy on drinking had on them.  Click here to read more...

South Korea: Alcohol advert ban for young celebrities
Young celebrities could soon be banned from advertising alcohol in South Korea, as figures show more people than ever are drinking, it's been reported.   Click here to read more...

Iceland could be first shop to sell alcohol in Alderney
The States of Alderney is considering allowing a supermarket to sell alcohol in the island for the first time. Click here to read more...

Alcohol detox centre 'saves NHS millions'
The NHS could save £27m a year by changing the way it deals with alcoholic patients, new research seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests. We spent a week in a unit which is pioneering a different approach.  Click here to read more...

Binge drinking as a teenager can damage the brain for LIFE: Alcohol triggers changes to the regions affecting memory and learning
Binge drinking as a teenager causes long-lasting changes to the regions of the brain that control learning and memory.  Click here to read more..

Do you know how much alcohol you are drinking?
Many people "pour a glass and have no idea how much they are drinking" Click here to read more...
 
Alcohol consumption by young people has lasting impact on memory
New research indicates that even moderate drinking by adolescents on a regular basis can cause potentially lasting changes to the part of the brain that affects memory.   Click here to read more...

EU to vote on calorie labels for alcoholic drinks
The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be put on all alcoholic drinks.  Click here to read more... 

Alcohol in Australia: Young people preloading and getting drunk in greater numbers
The number of young people drinking to get drunk rose to nearly 60 per cent in the past year, while 73 per cent had preloaded on cheaper drinks at home before going out, according to a comprehensive survey of Australian's drinking habits.  Click here to read more...
 
Labour was wrong to bring in 24 hour drinking
Mr Burnham, who as culture secretary in the Gordon Brown’s Government in 2008 was in charge of the policy, admitted that it had been a 'mistake' in a BBC debate.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol research finds Australians support greater restrictions on industry
Four out of five Australians believe pubs, clubs and bars should close by 3am, while more than half believe governments are not doing enough to reduce alcohol-related harms, a comprehensive annual alcohol poll has found.  Click here to read more...

New crackdown on alcohol consumption in the UK revealed
MEPs have pushed forward with plans to make the calorific content of alcoholic drinks listed on labels by law.   Click here to read more...

Parliament urges Commission to submit new alcohol strategy
The new strategy should include plans for labelling the calorie content of alcoholic beverages, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday (29 April).   Click here to read more...