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Weekly news update: Pubs demand minimum alcohol price

Posted 12/04/13

National

Underage drink fears as supermarket beats ban
The campaign against underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in Scotland has been dealt a heavy blow after the country's largest local authority lost a landmark ruling at the Court of Session.  Click here for more...

Pubs demand minimum alcohol price 
The heads of pubs, nightclubs and breweries are pleading with David Cameron to stick to his plans to introduce a mininum alcohol price. Click here for more...
Click here to read the letter of support.

Anti-social behaviour growing, says official survey
More than eight out of 10 people say anti-social behaviour has risen in England and Wales over the past 12 months, the Government’s main crime survey has revealed.  Click here for more...

Ban all advertising aimed at young children?
We protect our children from harm, except for the psychological damage many say ads cause. Click here for more...
 

Reports

Evaluating Alcoholics Anonymous's Effect on Drinking in Project MATCH Using Cross-Lagged Regression Panel Analysis
The objective of the study is to determine whether Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) participation leads to reduced drinking and problems related to drinking within Project MATCH (Matching Alcoholism Treatments to Client Heterogeneity), an existing national alcoholism treatment data set.  Click here for more...

2009 Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Data are presented for eight service types, including outpatient, residential, hospital, and medication-assisted treatment. Click here for more...

Patterns of excess alcohol consumption among school children in two English comprehensive schools
1230 children and adolescents, aged 11–18 years were surveyed about their alcohol consumption, and specifically their hazardous drinking, binge drinking and problem drinking.  Click here for more...


International news

Government campaign targets alcohol abuse
A legendary capacity for hard drinking is finally being challenged – by a changing work ethic and a government crackdown. Click here for more...

Fighting alcohol harm: The EU's strategy under review
Europeans have the highest per-capita consumption of alcohol, and drinking causes nearly 1-in-10 cases of ill health and premature death. Click here for more...


Conferences

Conference on the prevention of FASD
The first international conference on prevention of FASD will take place in Edmonton, Canada, 23-25 September 2013. The conference will discuss promising approaches for preventing harm to the fetus caused by mother’s use of alcohol during pregnancy.  Click here for more...