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Balance Update: Young people in UK drinking alcohol to cope

Posted 04/12/15

National:
Young people in UK ‘drinking alcohol to cope’
A recent survey has revealed that young people are drinking alcohol to cope with life pressures, prompting charity Drinkaware to urge parents to have open discussions with their children.   Click here to read more...
 
Burger King becomes UK's first fast food chain to sell alcohol
The company has won a drinks licence for its branch in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, despite strong police opposition.  Click here to read more...

We are getting dangerously fat on high-calorie bargain booze
Christmas is coming but few people are aware that in many cases it will be the booze, not the turkey and trimmings, that will pile on the weight - with all the adverse impacts that has on overall health.   Click here to read more...

What social workers need to know about foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Advice on consuming alcohol during pregnancy in the UK is woefully inadequate. Current official guidance given by midwives is: “It is better not to drink, but if you do, then 1 or 2 units, once or twice a week is alright”.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol and drug abuse top Mission Australia’s youth survey
Alcohol and drug abuse have been named the most important issue for young people, according to Mission Australia’s latest survey.  Click here to read more...

Two-thirds of drink-drivers would abstain if limit was lower, survey finds
The Populus survey findings have prompted alcohol and public health campaigners to urge ministers to impose Scotland’s lower limit across the rest of the UK.    Click here to read more...

New campaign seeks to tackle underage drinking in Highlands
The region's number of under 15s taking alcohol remains above the national average, according to the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.  Click here to read more...

Text message programme reduces binge drinking in young adults
Enrolling young adults in a text message programme may be effective in reducing binge drinking according to the results of a new 12-week study.  Click here to read more...

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SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)