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Emergency services under pressure from alcohol at Christmas

If you can’t wait until Christmas, spare a thought for emergency services in the North East who are bracing themselves for one of the busiest times of the year.


People are challenged to “Try Dry” in January

One in 10 drinkers plan to go alcohol-free for Dry January 2020. And almost four in five (78%) Brits say they drink more than they want or intend to, according to a new online poll...


NE drinkers increasing their risks of an alcohol related cancer...

Cancers related to alcohol are on the rise in the North East – with an estimated 3,120 incidences of alcohol-related cancer recorded from 2015-17.


Survey reveals NE parents’ views on alcohol and childhood

Three quarters of North East parents think it’s important to talk to children about alcohol by the age of 14. And 6/10 don’t think it is acceptable to give children a sip of alcohol...


Cuts in alcohol duty linked to 2000 more alcohol-related deaths...

Government cuts to alcohol taxes have had tragic consequences for public health, including nearly 2,000 more alcohol-related deaths in England since 2012, according to new research...


Wake up call for “over 50s” drinkers

Figures showing that people aged over 50 are overtaking young people for health problems due to alcohol are an important wake-up call, according to Balance.


Gateshead adoptive mum speaks out about FASD

An adoptive mum of three young adults, all diagnosed with a form of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is urging mums-to-be across the country to avoid drinking alcohol in pregnancy....


Warning as new figures show most teenage alcohol comes from the...

New figures out today show 1 in 10 (11%) of North East children aged 11-15 have drunk alcohol in the last week – with the North East having shed its record for the highest rates of...


Health advice finally set to appear on alcohol products

Alcohol companies have been accused of delaying tactics after a Government deadline finally forced them to include up-to-date health information on their products – over three years...


Balance responds to publication of Prevention Green Paper

Balance responds to the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Prevention.