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UK: Government „missing opportunity“ to halt heavy drinking

Dienstag 26. April 2011 von htm

A NORTH-EAST academic with a worldwide reputation in her field has criticised the Government for failing to back a cheap and effective method of curbing heavy drinking.
The UK is facing a deepening crisis over the availability of cheap booze but according to Professor Eileen Kaner of Newcastle University, the Government is missing a golden opportunity to start turning the tide.
It has been estimated that damage caused by drinking costs the country about £25bn every year in terms of costs to the NHS, the criminal justice system and the economy.
One in five people are drinking at dangerous levels and alcohol-related liver disease is claiming ever increasing numbers of young lives.
But Prof Kaner said past and present Governments had failed to back an inexpensive and successful form of counselling – called Brief Intervention – which has an impressive track record in helping people curb their drinking. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/25/11) thenorthernecho.co.uk, 04/24/11

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