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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....

22/11/2017

Balance responds to the Autumn Budget 2017

Responding to the announcements made on alcohol in the budget today, Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “This budget is a missed opportunity for the government to tackle cheap...

15/11/2017

Balance calls on Government to follow Scotland on MUP

Balance today called on the Westminster Government to follow Scotland and end the supply of cheap alcohol which is harming health, fuelling disorder, and damaging the pub trade.

02/11/2017

New figures reveal the extent of childhood drinking

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling for more to be done to protect young people from the harms of alcohol as new figures released today (Thursday 2 November) reveal an...