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Weekly news update: Alcohol Awareness Week

Posted 23/11/12

National news

Minimum pricing for alcohol 'will protect young people'
Setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol, as recommended by NICE, will protect young people from the dangers of excessive drinking, according to a new report jointly produced by Alcohol Concern and Balance.  Click here for more...

'Rising tide' of liver disease due to obesity, alcohol and infections, Prof Dame Sally Davies warns
England is facing a rising tide of fatal liver disease, the Chief Medical Officer has warned, fuelled by obesity, alcohol and preventable infections. Click here for more...

'It's cheaper to get drunk than go to the cinema': Low prices mean youngsters drink rather than do other activities
Low price alcohol makes it cheaper to get drunk than go to the cinema, say young Britons.  Cheap alcohol and the way it is promoted encourages excessive drinking, according a new survey of 1,000 16-24 year olds.  Click here for more...

Alcohol pricing should be set at minimum of 50p per unit
Medical experts call on the Government to set a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit to tackle the problems of cheap drink.  Click here for more...

Cameron's plans for minimum price of alcohol in turmoil as ministers warn they will deprive Treasury of vital revenue
David Cameron's plans to increase the price of cheap alcohol are in turmoil as senior ministers warn they risk penalising responsible drinkers and depriving the Treasury of vital tax revenue.  Click here for more...

Alcohol Concern Cymru claims white collar workers at risk
Professional people may be up to four times more likely to develop drink problems than the unemployed or blue-collar workers, campaigners claim.  Click here for more...

Medical leaders call for alcohol price hike as UK's under 13s hit the bottle
Health chiefs are calling for a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit to combat the medical problems linked to binge drinking, while a survey has found that the UK's young people are among the most likely to get drunk by 13 years old.  Click here for more...

Half of alcohol services decommissioned, remainder under threat (North West)
It's Alcohol Awareness Week (19-25 November), so there is no better time to discuss the role that services play in identifying and treating people with alcohol problems – particularly since these services are currently under threat.  Click here for more...
 

Regional news

War on alcohol goes to hospital
Hospital visitors in South Tyneside can have their say on the price of alcohol while learning about the damage it causes.  Click here for more...

Raising alcohol awareness for young people
Police have been working with Gateshead College and agencies such as Victim Support to help raise awareness of alcohol issues.  Click here for more...