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Global public health community issues warning on alcohol industry conflict of interest

Friday 05 April 2013

More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.

Nothing in budget to tackle alcohol misuse

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Government called on to tackle cheap, strong booze following budget and make a firm commitment to introduce a minimum unit price.

117% increase in alcohol-related liver disease hospital admissions for under 30’s in England since 2002.

Tuesday 19 March 2013

New figures reveal a huge increase in the number of hospital admissions for people under 30 with alcohol-related liver disease.

150% rise in hospital admissions for over 60's with alcohol related mental health problems

Monday 18 March 2013

Huge rise in number of over 60's requiring hospital admission for alcohol related mental health problems .

Prime Minister urged to show courage on minimum price on alcohol

Thursday 14 March 2013

Prime Minister urged to show courage on minimum price on alcohol by the Alcohol Health Alliance .

Happy families? Equipping practitioners to tackle alcohol issues in families

Wednesday 06 February 2013

Parental alcohol misuse has a damaging effect on children and families. The problem is knowing what to do about it.

ONS release alcohol-related death statistics

Tuesday 29 January 2013

The Office of National Statistics release their annual statistics on alcohol related deaths.

Cheaper to get drunk than go to the cinema say UK’s young people

Monday 19 November 2012

Cheap alcohol and the way it is promoted encourages excessive drinking, according to one thousand 16 -24 year olds surveyed by Alcohol Concern and Balance ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week.

Four and a half million working days spent with hangovers this January

Friday 09 November 2012

More than four and a half million working days in the UK could be lost to hangovers this January, claims the charity Alcohol Concern as it launches its campaign to get people to try going dry for 31 days - Dry January.

Evidence grows that minimum pricing for alcohol reduces harm for consumers

Friday 19 October 2012

The Alcohol Health Alliance welcomes a new Canadian study which joins mounting evidence showing how minimum pricing can alter drinking habits and dramatically reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse.

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