Tagged: United Kingdom

NEWS: UK Parliament Discusses Children Of Alcoholics

Alcohol harm and associated costs in general and children of alcoholics and their needs and their predicament in particular were discussed in the UK Parliament with a purpose to find more effective and sustainable support going forward…

NEWS: UK: Inquiry Into Alcohol’s Impact On A&E Services

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Alcohol Harm has today launched an Inquiry into the ‘Impact of alcohol on the Emergency Services’. The Inquiry will examine the way in which alcohol-related incidents and injuries place a strain on emergency services in the United Kingdom and how this impacts UK emergency workers and their ability to carry out their jobs.

NEWS: UK: New Labour Leader Lives Alcohol-Free

Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, MP has been elected the new Labour Party leader, making him the leader of the UK’s official opposition. Mr. Corbyn is a 66-year-old left-wing MP, who was first elected to Parliament in 1983, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister. Mr. Corbyn has been MP for the London constituency of Islington North for 32 years,… Read more »

NEWS: UK Urges EU Action Curbing Alcohol Harm

On September 10, the UK Government issued its response to the House of Lords’ report on the EU Alcohol Strategy. Civil society organizations have welcomed the UK Government’s commitment and detailed opinion on how to address alcohol harm at the European level. Some of the key points outlined in the response include support for MUP in Scotland and a call for adjusting the European minimum tax on wine and liquor…

NEWS: Today: Alcohol-Free On FASD Awareness Day

Every year international FASD Awareness Day is celebrated on the 9th September. Community events to mark FASD Awareness Day now take place around the world with communities traditionally pausing at 9.09am, the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, representing the 9 months of pregnancy. This time provides us with an opportunity to pause to reflect and consider the choice to have an alcohol free pregnancy and to share this prevention message across the world…

NEWS: United Kingdom: Alcohol Trends

Recent alcohol consumption trends, across the population and among young people in particular, have shown that people are using alcohol less frequently compared with a decade ago. In fact, young adults (aged 16 to 24) are now as likely to be teetotal as adults over 65, after a jump in the proportion of young people who say they don’t use alcohol alcohol at all. Despite these positive news, negative trends continue to burden society in the United Kingdom…

NEWS: UK: Over 50% Women With Alcohol Problems

According to new findings, in the United Kingdom there are more women who have a problem with alcohol than those who do not.
The latest AUDIT survey found that 55% of women in the UK who use alcohol have a problem, scoring eight on the World Health Organisation’s Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)…

NEWS: BMJ Editorial: Alcohol – Who Is Paying The Price?

The burden of alcohol harm on individual health, on families’ socio-economic well-being, on healthcare systems, as well as on economic productivity of companies and economies has been well documented. Alcohol is among the 5 leading causes of death and disability worldwide…