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Balance Update: Dry January sees alcohol sales halved in UK

Posted 22/01/16

Regional:

Anti-alcohol campaigners blast cheap booze as drink abuse continues to rise in the North East
Teenagers across the North East are being treated for alcohol abuse as NHS England figures reveal a rise in the amount of people hitting the bottle.  
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National:

Generation Abstemious: More and more young people are shunning alcohol
Time was when to be young and not drink was unusual, to say the least. Not any more. Oscar Quine goes non-alcoholic with Generation Abstemious and finds out why they've turned their backs on booze.  Click here to read more...

Teenagers and drinking: How we can help children to build a healthy attitude to alcohol
WITH nearly half of youngsters in the UK experimenting with alcohol by the age of 15, is it time parents led by example and fostered a healthier attitude to drink?    problems.  Click here to read more...

Call for action over older people who are turning to alcohol 
A large number of older people are turning to alcohol in response to the difficulties posed by later life, a study has found.  Click here to read more...

Dry January’ sees alcohol sales halved in UK
An average of nearly £1 in every £10 spent in British supermarkets last year was on alcohol, but so far in January this has dropped to just 46p.  Click here to read more...

New alcohol guidance could mislead public, experts warn
New alcohol guidance issued by UK health chiefs could mislead the public about the dangers of drinking, statistics experts have said. Click here to read more...

More than one in 20 women in the UK are ‘drunkorexic’
A new poll has revealed that more than one in 20 women in the UK admit to skipping meals or eating less to drink alcohol; a phenomenon known as “drunkorexia”. Click here to read more...

Diageo revamps website to provide 'greater transparency' following revised UK drinking guidelines
Diageo wants to “arm consumers with comprehensive nutritional and alcohol information” about its brands, including Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, through its revamped responsible drinking website DrinkIQ.com.  Click here to read more...

Young adults drinking less, but one fifth of Australians drink 74% of all alcohol consumed each year
Unlike the beer swilling stereotype Australians are known for, alcohol consumption in the country has been, and still is on the decline.   Click here to read more...

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