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09/09/2019

Gateshead adoptive mum speaks out about FASD

An adoptive mum of three young adults, all diagnosed with a form of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is urging mums-to-be across the country to avoid drinking alcohol in pregnancy....

20/08/2019

Warning as new figures show most teenage alcohol comes from the...

New figures out today show 1 in 10 (11%) of North East children aged 11-15 have drunk alcohol in the last week – with the North East having shed its record for the highest rates of...

31/07/2019

Health advice finally set to appear on alcohol products

Alcohol companies have been accused of delaying tactics after a Government deadline finally forced them to include up-to-date health information on their products – over three years...

23/07/2019

Balance responds to publication of Prevention Green Paper

Balance responds to the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Prevention.

15/07/2019

Warning to parents about summer drinking

Parents across the North East are being warned this summer about the risks of giving children alcohol supplies which can harm their health, fuel noisy street sessions and lead to accidents,...

10/07/2019

£1bn alcohol tax cuts would fund the salaries of 40,000 nurses...

What would you choose – annual tax cuts of £1 billion to support the alcohol industry or paying the salaries of 40,000 nurses , 28,500 police or 25,000 teachers ?

19/06/2019

Calls for MUP in England as Scottish alcohol sales fall to 25...

Balance has called on the Government to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol in England as new figures out today show the volume of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland has...

17/06/2019

Alcohol advertising deal with Lionesses sends boozy messages...

Balance has questioned the ethics of the Football Association accepting alcohol sponsorship for the England Women’s team*, putting alcohol messages in front of a whole new audience...

16/05/2019

Parents urged to talk to children about alcohol and mental health...

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Balance is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the risks of alcohol and how it can affect their mental health.

25/03/2019

Alcohol, are we kidding ourselves?

Are we kidding ourselves when it comes to alcohol? That is the question being raised as a new report released today highlights the North East’s drinking habits.