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14/09/2020

Balance calls on Government to address UKís alcohol harm crisis...

Alcohol is inflicting long-lasting harm across all areas of society and family life, according to a group of cross-party Parliamentarians. The group of MPs, peers and health experts...

26/08/2020

New survey shows drinkers being kept in the dark

Drinkers are being kept in the dark about how to minimise the risks from alcohol as a major survey shows producers are failing to include basic health and calorie information on labels....

27/07/2020

Balance welcomes consultation on alcohol calorie labelling

Balance has welcomed an announcement by the Government to consult on calorie labelling on alcohol Ė and is calling on Ministers to give people more information on what is in their drinks....

13/07/2020

Warning to parents about teenagersí summer drinking sessions

As lockdown eases and concerns rise about alcohol-related disorder and social distancing, Balance and partners are warning parents about the risks of teenagers and alcohol this summer....

01/07/2020

Balance warns of 4th July alcohol impact on emergency services...

Balance is today warning about the potential impact of alcohol on emergency services as pubs prepare to re-open from this weekend.

10/06/2020

Renewed calls for MUP in England as new Scottish data released...

The introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is working and should be introduced in England without delay, according the North Eastís alcohol office, Balance....

27/05/2020

New study shows poor are more at risk of alcohol-related violence...

Balance and Police and Crime Commissioners have expressed concern at a major new report showing people in the poorest areas are more at risk of alcohol-related violence.

18/05/2020

How does Alcohol affect your Mental Health?

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness week (18 Ė 24 May), Balance is joining up with one of the regionís leading consultant psychiatrists to encourage people not to use alcohol as a coping...

23/04/2020

New research reveals NE drinking habits during lockdown

New research has found that more than one quarter of North East adults (26%) who drink alcohol are drinking more often since lockdown began on 23 March.

26/03/2020

Donít turn to drink during crisis, warns Balance

Balance is warning of the potential health risks of people using alcohol as a prop during the current crisis.