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01/03/2008

UK: BMA Report, “Alcohol misuse: Tackling the UK Epidemic”

British Medical Association (February 2008) “ Alcohol misuse: tackling the UK epidemic”

http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/tacklingalcoholmisuse

Published in February 2008 by the British Medical Association, this report considers the problematic levels of alcohol misuse in the UK. It examines the patterns and trends of alcohol consumption and goes on to review the range of adverse effects both on the individual and society that are associated with its misuse.

The report concludes by considering the evidence for effective alcohol control policies and discusses the current approaches in the UK. The recommendations are for action by the UK Government and are evidence-based policies that need to be adopted in order to tackle alcohol misuse and its associated harms.

Briefing on the BMA's 2008 report, published in March 2008, can be found here:

http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/Alcoholmisuserpt