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Weekly News Update: Do more about pocket-money priced booze

Posted 14/09/12

National news

Alcohol addicts as young as 12 begging for help
Hundreds of children as young as 12 and 13 are seeking professional help for alcohol abuse, the Sunday Express can reveal.  Click here for more...

New Scottish health secretary Alex Neil targets NHS booze ‘nightmare’
Alex Neil, the new Scottish health secretary, has warned that the country’s “nightmare problem with the booze” threatens to overwhelm the NHS unless there is a renewed crackdown on excessive drinking.  Click here for more...

Hospital’s ground-breaking alcohol nurses reap reward
The Royal Bolton Hospital was one of the first in the world to have a seven-dayper- week specialist alcohol service — which doctors say is now freeing up more than 1,000 bed places per year. Click here for more...

Scotland-England border drink-drive pledge by police
Police in the Borders have promised to prosecute motorists crossing the border within English drink-drive limits but exceeding those proposed for Scotland.  Click here for more...

Help kids in drink abuse homes, says commission
The government should pay as much attention to the parents who drink too much as it does to those who misuse illegal drugs, says a report.  Click here for more...


Regional news

Your views wanted on minimum pricing of alcohol
A member of the county council’s executive is urging members of the public to come and give their views on minimum unit pricing of alcohol at an upcoming event.  Click here for more...

'Do more about pocket-money priced booze'
Alcohol continues to be sold at pocketmoney prices across the North-East despite the impact it is having on health, crime and the wider economy, a price survey has revealed.  Click here for more...

Views sought on Northumberland alcohol pricing issue
People in Northumberland are being invited to make their views known on the issue of minimum unit pricing for alcohol at a public meeting next week.  Click here for more...
 

International news

Amendment to restrict RTD alcohol content released (NZ)
Limiting the alcohol content of ready-to-drinks (RTDs) will go some way to addressing New Zealand’s binge drinking culture, Mt Roskill Labour MP Phil Goff, says.  Click here for more...

Young people are combatting health risks, according to AIHW (Aus)
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a report saying that health risks are falling amongst young people.  Click here for more...
 

Research

Young People Challenging Alcohol Marketing
A survey of over 2300 under-18s found children and young people want more effective regulation of alcohol advertising and better protection, Click here for the report...

Binge drinking can lead to stroke at young age
A new study supported by the University of Lille Nord de France found that heavy drinkers experienced a stroke at an average age of 60, fourteen years before their non-heavy drinking counterparts.  Click here for the report...