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Parents 2 x more likely than non-parents to drink more since...

Alcohol may be taking its toll on North East families during the pandemic as new figures show parents are twice as likely as non-parents to be drinking more heavily since it began.


Worrying rise in alcohol deaths in the North East in 2020

Deaths caused by alcohol in the North East increased by over 15% in the first nine months of 2020, according to provisional figures released today by the Office of National Statistics....


Nearly half of NE drinkers who drank more last year felt WORSE...

Nearly half (44%) of North East drinkers who found themselves drinking more in the last year feel WORSE as a result, according to a new survey by Balance.


Keep going with Dry January

Keep going with Dry January - that is the message from Balance as figures show more people might be taking part this year than ever before.


1 in 4 North East drinkers planning a Dry January 2021

One in four (25%) people in the North East who drink alcohol are planning to take on Dry January this year, according to a new survey by Alcohol Change UK, the charity behind Dry January....


Balance renew calls for minimum unit price for alcohol in England...

North East campaigners have renewed calls for the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England after new figures revealed the number of deaths directly caused...


Alcohol Awareness Week 2020: Alcohol and mental health

A new survey for Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November) shows that four in 10 (41%) drinkers reported anxiety, stress or worry as a reason for drinking at least once in the past six...


Cheap Alcohol Highlights Need for Duty Reform

New figures out this week highlight the need for an alcohol duty reform across England.


Almost 400,000 in the North East are drinking more since Covid...

Nearly 400,000 people in the North East have been drinking more since Covid with the majority at levels likely to put their health at risk.


Soaring numbers drinking more

Balance has responded to alarming new figures out today (Tues 15 Sept) which suggest soaring numbers of people in England are drinking more during the pandemic.