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08/09/2021

No alcohol during pregnancy is safest….warning for FASD Day

Balance is reminding North East families about the risks of drinking during pregnancy for International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day on 9 Sept.

25/08/2021

Comment on surge in young adult smoking and adult high-risk drinking...

Fresh Balance responds to a study published today (Wednesday 25th August) in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK [1]

15/07/2021

Alcohol and Covid-19: A Perfect Storm

Around 855,000 North East adults and 60% of male drinkers were drinking above low risk limits during 2020 . And nearly 1 in 4 heavier drinkers ended up drinking more.

17/06/2021

Campaigners highlight ethics of alcohol product placement during...

Health campaigners are highlighting the inappropriateness of big alcohol brands sponsoring high profile sports events, such as the ongoing European Football Championships.

29/05/2021

Balance calls for minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) in England...

Following a record year in 2020 for alcohol deaths, North East campaigners are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England, as a new study shows...

18/05/2021

Concern over survey findings into children drinking since the...

New figures for teenage alcohol consumption suggest that 9 in 10 North East children aged 15 or younger are not drinking regularly – but worryingly 1 in 3 who drink are drinking more...

11/05/2021

NE public & leading health experts back changes to alcohol labelling...

New research released today suggests that the North East public would back Government plans to include health and nutritional information on alcohol products.

07/05/2021

Record year for alcohol deaths highlights crisis of harm

Balance is calling on the Government to halt a crisis of alcohol harm as new figures showed alcohol related deaths in England hit a record high during 2020 amid the pandemic, with the...

04/05/2021

Balance responds to worrying figures regarding pandemic drinking...

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging people to look after their mental and physical health as a worrying new study reveals drinking has worsened among many over 55s during...

12/04/2021

Warning over worrying new alcohol figures

Worrying new figures highlighting over three quarters of a million hospital admissions from alcohol during the height of the pandemic, show that we need to look after ourselves this...