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Fresh Call for Calorie Labelling on Alcohol

New research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) shows that the vast majority are unaware of the calories in their alcoholic drinks.


Scotland Reduces Its Drink Drive Limit

Scotland is to cut its drink-driving limit in time for Christmas, with motorists advised not to get behind the wheel if they have drunk any alcohol whatsoever.


“Alcohol and Childhood Don’t Mix” Campaign

Earlier this month DrinkWise launched an investigation and uncovered a shocking truth – people in England are failing to protect their children from the negative effects of alcohol.


Alcohol policy is one of the priorities for the Latvian Presidency of the EU (spring 2015)

- We look forward to work together on EU Alcohol Policies spring 2015, says Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare


The Availability of Alcohol and Associated Harms

A report based on statistics from different neighbourhoods in Scotland reveals a strong message about the power of availability.


Labour and the Politics of Alcohol: The Decline of a Cause

A paper recently produced by Peter Catterall from the University of Westminster explores the role of alcohol in the British labour movement.


The AWARH Website is Now Live

The official website for the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) has now been launched in anticipation to the week held from the 24th to the 28th November 2014.


World Cup 2014 Alcohol Marketing Reached Millions of Children

In a report released last week, Alcohol Concern urges the UK government to consider whether the harms outweigh the benefits of alcohol marketing in sport.


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.