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Balance Update:Why We Must Tackle the UK's Drinking Problem

Posted 27/11/15

Regional:

South Tyneside named unhealthiest part of the North East - but how healthy is your area?
South Tyneside revealed as the North East's most unhealthy area to live according to data we have pulled together. Click here to read more...

National:

Uni of Manchester could open AA student support group as alcohol problems rise
The University of Manchester Students’ Union are looking into starting up an on-campus student support group with Alcoholics Anonymous.  Click here to read more...

DRiNKLiNK calls businesses to tackle alcohol in the workplace
It’s customary at Christmas, for businesses to celebrate the holiday season with an office party or social gathering. But how much is it costing your business. Click here to read more...

Children aged as young as 10 are being referred to specialists for alcohol misuse in Scotland 
TEN-YEAR-OLDS are among hundred of young Scots who have been referred to specialists for underage drinking problems in the past year.   Click here to read more...

Glasgow Airport to sell alcohol in sealed bags in bid to reduce flight disruption by drunk passengers
AIRPORT chiefs are hoping the scheme will reduce alcohol-fuelled disruption on flights after a number of airlines wrote to the government with concerns. 
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Alcohol to blame for one in 12 visits to emergency rooms
A year ago, over a single week, every patient - nearly 10,000 people in all - presenting at eight hospital emergency departments was studied to see what part, if any, alcohol played in their being at hospital.  Click here to read more...

Scots ‘can exceed weekly alcohol limit for less than £5’
SCOTS drinkers can exceed the maximum weekly recommended alcohol intake for less than £5, a leading health professional has warned.  Click here to read more...

My Dad Was an Alcoholic - Why We Must Tackle the UK's Drinking Problem
Today, alcohol harm costs our country £21billion a year. It's the third biggest public health risk after obesity and smoking. It costs the NHS alone £3.5billion.  Click here to read more...

So much for the cafe culture: the cost of relaxed alcohol laws
Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of 24-hour drinking in England and Wales. The Act was designed to introduce a more relaxed attitude towards alcohol consumption. Ross Parker investigates the impact the Licensing Act has had on the Westcountry.  Click here to read more...

Minimum pricing the least we can do to tackle Scotland’s drink problem
As the First Minister told ­participants at the recent Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh, Scotland certainly isn’t unique in having a problem with alcohol. Click here to read more...

Current laws 'not protecting children from exposure to alcohol marketing
Alcohol Action Ireland has demanded a change to the laws regulating alcohol marketing, calling it “a child protection issue”.  Click here to read more...

Reports/Events

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)