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Balance Update: Commissioners join forces to tackle alcohol harm

Posted 21/11/14

Regional:

Police hand out fines to people who supply drink to under-18s
FIFTEEN people have been fined since the launch of a crackdown on adults buying alcohol for under-age youngsters. Click here to read more...

Advice given to youngsters over alcohol
As part of Alcohol Awareness Week (November 17 to 23), North Tyneside Council’s public health team will be working with partners to talk to young people. Click here to read more...
 
National:

Tories plan sobriety bracelet punishment for alcohol-related crimes
People who are convicted of criminal damage or common assault committed under the influence of alcohol could be forced to wear a “sobriety bracelet” for four months, as an alternative to going to prison.  Click here to read more...

New laws target supply of alcohol to under-age drinkers in Western Australia
People who supply alcohol to under-age drinkers in Western Australia without their parents permission could face hefty fines if legislation being drafted is passed.
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Hard Evidence: are drunk young people driving up A&E visits?
We are a nation steeped in alcohol; it’s arguably Britain’s favourite drug, and its use is not without consequence and cost to our health and our wealth. These effects are felt at both a national and personal level – and excessive alcohol consumption is related to accidents, assaults and injuries.  Click here to read more...

A quarter of schoolchildren in Cumbria drinking alcohol
One in four secondary school pupils in Cumbria claim to have drank alcohol in the past week, a new survey shows.  Click here to read more...

Hidden toll of drinking among retired professional women
Doctors have voiced alarm over a hidden toll of alcoholism among elderly middle class women, partly fuelled by the growth of online shopping delivery services. Click here to read more...

Is your grandmother a secret alcoholic?
Picture an alcoholic and it’s likely a very specific image comes to mind. Young lads falling out of nightclubs or middle-aged men with ruddy cheeks are the typical stereotypes, but drinking statistics suggest that these clichés are largely false. Click here to read more...

How many units should we drink a day/week?
With the festive season approaching, it's time to think about how much we drink – and the risks involved.  Click here to read more...

Commissioners join forces to tackle alcohol harm
Tony Hogg is to discuss plans to lobby for a reduction in the drink-drive limit and the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol when he meets with eight other commissioners from across the country.  Click here to read more...

Unseen harm to children from alcohol consumption by others
New research published by Drink Wise reveals that 9,561 young people - around 20% of those under 16 years - have been badly harmed by someone else’s drinking. Click here to read more...

Warning on low-cost alcohol as publicans call for minimum prices
Almost half of the alcohol sold in Ireland is being sold at "close to or below cost price", publicans have claimed.  Click here to read more...