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Weekly News Update: We're drinking twice as much as 50 years ago

Posted 22/03/13

Regional news:

Research shows worrying rise in young people with alcohol-related liver disease.
Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, has published research that shows there has been a worrying rise in the number of young people with alcohol-related liver disease.  Click here for more...

Admissions for alcohol related liver disease double in North-East
Doctors from across the North-East are urging the government not to U-turn over introducing minimum alcohol unit pricing.  Click here for more...

North East councils advise minimum unit price for alcohol
The Chancellor should stand by tough alcohol pricing plans, North East councils have warned. Click here for more...
 

National news:

Conference 2013: Professor Mark Bellis on the ‘alcohol harm paradox’
Professor Mark Bellis sets out initial findings from Alcohol Research UK’s current Flagship Research Grant – Understanding the ‘Alcohol Harm Paradox’. Click here for more...

EASL calls on UK Government to tackle the alcohol consumption problem through implementation of the proposed minimum pricing initiative
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) urges the UK government to press ahead with its proposed implementation of the minimum unit pricing of alcohol.  Click here for more...

Support for minimum alcohol pricing
North East PCCs: We are writing to express our grave concern having read recent media reports (14 March) suggesting the government is on the verge of dropping its commitment to a minimum unit price for alcohol. We believe this would be a major backwards step in our collective attempts to reduce crime in our communities.  Click here for more...

We're drinking twice as much as 50 years ago
As a result, the toll of alcohol-related cancers has rocketed with hospital admissions up nearly a third in the past eight years.  Click here for more...

Minimum alcohol pricing abandoned
Amid fears of the Prime Minister “backtracking” on his promise to introduce a minimum alcohol price, the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) has invited David Cameron to see the damage caused by alcohol first-hand.  Click here for more...