Making alcohol a health priority: opportunities to curb alcohol harms and reduce rising costs
This report highlights the rising trends of poor health and well-being linked to alcohol misuse in England and the poor state of the current public health response.
It calls to action those who can turn this situation around by ensuring that alcohol is a public health and NHS priority and that sufficient resources are allocated to tackle alcohol misuse at a local and national level.
The report makes the following recommendations:
- Make alcohol misuse a major health priority
- Introduce a national alcohol treatment strategy
- Double the current investment in alcohol services.