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Nalmefene is No Miracle Cure for Those Negatively Affected by Alcohol

A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers looks set to be made available to NHS patients in England and Wales, however concerns remain about its use.


ECJ Asks for Submissions on Scotland’s Plan for MUP

The Scottish government’s campaign to introduce a minimum price on a unit of alcohol is entering a new phase as the European Court of Justice seeks submissions.


CNAPA: The Minutes and Next Meeting’s Agenda

The minutes from the 14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) have been released, and the agenda for 7-8 October is now available


Eurocare Speak at Belgian Conference

The Belgian Conference which took place on Friday 26th September, titled “The Supply of Alcohol and Social Consequences”, featured Eurocare’s very own Secretary General, Mariann Skar.


New Action Plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking (Binge Drinking)

The Action Plan, which focuses on the prevention of alcohol related harm in the fields of youth drinking and heavy episodic drinking, has been endorsed by the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA).


IAS Report Highlights Harmful Link Between Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Raising the price of alcohol and improved training for law enforcement agencies will help tackle alcohol related violence and domestic abuse, claims a report published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) yesterday.


Launch of the Official RARHA Website

RARHA, Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm, is a Member States initiative launched this year with support from the European Community and the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA).


European Alcohol Policy Alliance welcomes Commissioner-Designate Vytenis Andriukaitis

European Alcohol Policy Alliance congratulates Commissioner-Designate for the Health Policy and Food Safety portfolio, Vytenis Andriukaitis . “We look forward to a continued good collaboration and we stress the need for action to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. His first point on the agenda should be the renewal of the EU Alcohol Strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm“ says Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare.


What’s Not On The Bottle? The State of Play in the EU

On the 10th September in the European Parliament (Brussels) public health experts will be calling the European Commission to make changes to alcohol labelling legislation and allow consumers to make truly informed choices.


Too Young To Drink

On September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, at 9:09am, on the occasion of the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, the EUFASD (European FASD Alliance) presented the international campaign "Too Young To Drink"