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16/08/2012

North East continues to suffer at the hands of alcohol

The North East continues to suffer from some of the highest rates of alcohol harm in England, according to the latest Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) released today.

10/08/2012

Weekly News Update: We need to address drinking problems in older...

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03/08/2012

Weekly news update: Teenagers shunning drugs for healthier lifestyle...

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27/07/2012

Weekly news update: 1:10 North-East ambulance calls linked to...

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26/07/2012

Smoking, drinking and drug use – Balance responds

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “It’s good news that fewer young North Easterners are choosing to drink.

23/07/2012

Cost of alcohol related ambulance call outs

“Alcohol is having a devastating effect on the North East, where we have England’s highest rates of alcohol related deaths, hospital admissions and under 18s in treatment.

20/07/2012

Weekly news update - Nicola Sturgeon vows to fight industry over...

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17/07/2012

Balance backs Health Committee report

Balance has today (July 17) welcomed key recommendations set out in the Health Committee’s review of the Government’s Alcohol Strategy.

13/07/2012

Weekly news update - Voluntary alcohol labelling pledge on track...

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10/07/2012

Alcohol harms kids' brains and futures

Heavily marketed alcohol is damaging school performance and threatening the future of children in the North East.