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Balance Update: Binge drinking costs Britain 4.9bn every year

Posted 03/04/15

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Binge drinking costs Britain £4.9bn every year due to treating drunks in A&E, road crashes, arrests and court cases.
Binge drinking is costing Britain £4.9bn every year, according to researchers who are calling for minimum unit prices on alcohol in light of their findings.Click here to read more...

Children who try wine by the age of 11 'four times more likely to become binge drinkers' by their mid-teens
Children offered a sip of their parents’ wine at parties and social occasions are more likely to start drinking by their mid-teens, researchers warn.  Click here to read more...

Consumers in the dark over alcoholic drinks content
SPECIAL REPORT / Consumer knowledge about the nutritional value and ingredients contained in alcoholic beverages is limited, according to a new survey published last week. Click here to read more...

The cost of binge drinking: in numbers
Harmful alcohol use has been identified as one of the leading preventable causes of death and a key risk factor for chronic diseases (such as cancer) and injuries worldwide.
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Offside: English PremierLeague Must Kick AlcoholAds Out
The English Premier League, one of the world’s most popular sporting competitions, should ban the advertising of alcohol products, as continued sponsorship will lead to an increase in youth drinking rates, according to a coalition of British health specialists.  Click here to read more...

The toll alcohol abuse is taking on Britain's young professionals
A poll of 4,000 adults found a third of 18 to 24-year-olds said they had got so drunk they could not remember most of their night out.  Click here ro read more...

Do you have a drinking problem: try this alcohol unit calculator
One in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem, new research shows.  Click here to read more... 

New education program shows Canberra students harsh reality of alcohol  
High school students in Canberra are being confronted with the dangers and sometimes life-altering consequences of alcohol as part of a new $100,000 education program being trialled in the territory. Click here to read more...

Calorie labelling should be mandatory for alcoholic drinks, say public health MEPs
Calorie content labelling should be made mandatory for alcoholic beverages in the EU as soon as possible, say public health Members of European Parliament (MEPs).   Click here to read more...