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Balance Update: Scotland leads the UK in booze battle

Posted 20/11/15

Regional:

Shops caught selling alcohol to 15-year-old
In a joint operation between North Shields neighbourhood policing team and North Tyneside Council’s trading standards, officers carried out a series of test purchases.  Click here to read more...

Too much alcohol causes sharp rise in North-East cancer-related hospital admissions
A SHARP rise in the number of North-East residents being admitted to hospital with mouth and throat cancer is being attributed to drinking too much alcohol.
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National:

Scotland leads the UK in booze battle
Scotland is leading the UK in its approach to tackling the country’s chronic alcohol problems, a report by health experts has found.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol Awareness Week: Advice for parents worried about their teenager’s drinking
Most teenagers have begun experimenting with alcohol by their mid-teens but this doesn’t make it any less worrying for parents.  Click here to read more...

UK government's alcohol policies weaker than devolved nations
The UK government’s alcohol policies are weaker than those implemented by the devolved nations, a landmark report from the Universities of Sheffield and Sterling has found. Click here to read more...

Doctor warns: Urgent action needed to cut alcohol addiction numbers
A leading liver doctor has called for immediate action on the price of alcohol as new figures reveal nearly 9,000 city addicted to alcohol.   Click here to read more...

Research supports increasing alcohol duty
New research into alcohol consumption shows increasing duty helps decrease the amount of alcohol people drink.   Click here to read more...

Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol
It is commonly understood that drinking alcohol heavily and regularly can lead to serious harm like liver disease and it is true that the health harms of alcohol are generally 'dose-dependent', that is the risk of harm increases with the amount drunk.  Click here to read more...

Never too late or too early' to tackle teen alcohol abuse, say Manchester counsellors
Relate Greater Manchester South is advising parents on how to intervene when they are concerned about their children’s relationship with alcohol without damaging their own relationship.  Click here to read more...

Liver deaths 'likely to increase' after relaxation of alcohol tax policies
Deaths from liver disease in UK quadrupled between 1980 and 2013 as alcohol became cheaper due to policy encouraged by lobbying from drinks industry, report says.  Click here to read more...

Events/Reports

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)