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Weekly News Update - Parents fueling problem drinking in children

Posted 24/08/12

National news

Booze Britain No More: The Students Giving Up Alcohol
A study conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found many students feel under pressure to drink alcohol and are angered by the media's "negative and distorted" portrayal of young people as heavy binge drinkers.  Click here for more...

Scotland faces legal challenge over alcohol bill
Governments around the world are increasingly legislating against harmful substances but now Scotland is facing a legal challenge over its move to curb excessive alcohol consumption.  Click here for more...

You've been shamed: Binge drinkers to be shown footage of themselves when they're drunk to cut down alcohol misuse
Young binge drinkers will be shamed in a new 'You’ve Been Framed' scheme with hospitals showing them film of their drunken disgrace.  Drunk revellers needing hospital treatment will be shown shocking footage of themselves staggering around and passing out. Click here for more...

Street pastors take their watch to the beaches to help young people
Whitstable is the latest recipient of church volunteers on patrol to safeguard young people in the seaside town.  Click here for more...

Parents fueling problem drinking in children, says probation chief
Parents who buy alcohol for underage teenagers are fueling problem drinking among young girls, the chief inspector of probation has said. Click here for more...

Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill - Programme for Government 2011-2012
The Scottish Government will introduce the Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill in autumn 2011 which will introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol.  Click here for more...
 


Regional news

Alcohol charity get behind Sunderland police crackdown
Stacks of booze have been snatched from youngsters as part of an illegal booze and antisocial behaviour operation in the city.  Click here for more...

Northumberland council in 'booze bus promotion' row
A row has broken out over whether English towns should encourage Scottish drinkers to visit on "booze runs".  Click here for more...

Cramlington police target young booze buyers
Adults who buy booze for kids are being targeted by police.  Click here for more...


International news

Inquiry into base booze price (Aus)
Alcohol could be facing another price hike after the Federal Government asked a national health agency to look into a minimum price on the consumer item.  Click here for more...

Govt backs down on alcopop law change (NZ)
The Government has backed down on plans to restrict the sale and strength of "ready-to-drink" beverages and will let the liquor industry set its own rules for the sweetened alcoholic drinks.  Click here for more...


Research

MRI study sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects
A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.  Click here for more...