October, 2014

Finland backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

The Finnish government is set to give its support to the Scottish government in a controversial court case over minimum pricing levels for alcohol. From BBC News BBC Scotland has learned that Finnish officials will present papers to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg… Full Story»

August, 2014

70% of those on probation battling drugs or alcohol

More than 3,500 offenders being supervised by probation services in Northern Ireland have problems with drug and alcohol misuse. From the Belfast Telegraph The number equates to more than 70% of all 5,000 criminals who are on probation in the region. The scale of the… Full Story»

August, 2014

Adult Drinking Patterns Survey in Northern Ireland 2013

Results from the fifth Adult Drinking Patterns Survey were published today. ~ Tuesday, 19 August 2014 The survey was conducted between 1 October 2013 and 30 November 2013 across a sample of private households in Northern Ireland. The last survey was carried out in 2011.… Full Story»

August, 2014

Time to warn drinkers about the risk of cancer

Australians have become accustomed to labels on cigarettes warning about the risk of smoking causing cancer and other diseases. And our research, published in the latest edition of BMC Public Health, shows similar labels could help consumers better understand the harms of drinking alcohol. From… Full Story»

August, 2014

Strong state alcohol policies reduce likelihood of binge drinking

People living in states with stronger alcohol policy environments have a substantially lower likelihood of any binge drinking, frequent binge drinking, and high-intensity binge drinking, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Boston Medical Center… Full Story»