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.

Wine glasses on a tableIt 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.