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14/05/2018

Nearly half a million North East drinkers may be exceeding limits...

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks – with the majority under-estimating their intake and most...

28/02/2018

Cheap supermarket booze is 188% more affordable than 30 years...

New figures highlighting cheap supermarket beer is 188% more affordable than 30 years ago have been described as “extremely worrying” by Balance, fuelling ill health and putting pubs...

13/02/2018

Major new report reveals what we think about drink

Eight in 10 North Easterners think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is unhealthy, a major new report has revealed.

05/02/2018

Done Dry January? Take more days off in February

Drinkers in the North East are being encouraged to take more days off the booze as a worrying survey found 6/10 people who responded admitting to feeling tempted to pour a drink most...

22/01/2018

Delaying introduction of MUP in England will cost NE lives

At least 75 North East lives will be lost if the Westminster Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years.

08/01/2018

Awareness of drinking guidelines are shockingly low two years...

New figures released today show that less than 1 in 5 people in the North East (16%) are aware of weekly alcohol guidelines, exactly 2 years on since they were launched.

15/12/2017

Challenge to start New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days...

Balance is urging friends, families and work colleagues to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge, as a recent YouGov poll found almost one in 10 people in the North...

06/12/2017

Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol? That is one of the issues being examined at a major conference in the North exploring the impact of alcohol in childhood....