Time to publish ‘evidence based’ alcohol strategy, government told

A new government alcohol strategy needs to ‘lead the way internationally’ in reducing the damage caused by alcohol misuse, according to a document from...

Racial disparity in stop and search increasing, says report

Black people are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in England and Wales than white people, according to a...

Prisoners dying ‘preventable deaths’ because of NPS, says ombudsman

Prisoners are dying ‘preventable deaths – particularly as a result of the alarming levels of drug abuse in jails’, says the annual report of the...

 England sees ‘sharp decline’ in youth drinking

The last 15 years have seen a ‘sharp decline’ in drinking levels among young people in England, according to a new report from the...

One in 20 global deaths caused by alcohol, says WHO

More than 3m people died as a result of harmful alcohol use in 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), representing one in...

PHE alcohol adviser resigns over industry partnership

  The co-chair of Public Health England’s (PHE) alcohol leadership board has resigned over the agency’s partnership with industry-funded Drinkaware for its new ‘Drink Free...

Extra 3p on beer would ‘raise £100m for alcohol treatment’

Increasing alcohol duties by just 1 per cent would raise around £100m a year to invest in treatment services, according to a new briefing...

Have more alcohol-free days, drinkers urged

A new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) and industry-funded Drinkaware is urging middle-aged drinkers to have more alcohol-free days, as ‘a way of...

New campaign calls for national focus on preventing drug-related deaths

A new initiative launched at the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)’s annual conference is calling for a national focus on preventing drug deaths, and reinforces the...

‘No safe level’ of alcohol consumption

The health risks associated with drinking are ‘massive’ and there is no safe level of alcohol use, according to a major new study published...