UK’s first drug and alcohol court – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, drug offences, family courts, news by sally

“Three London councils have combined to set up the UK’s first Family Drug and Alcohol Court.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2007

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Balls calls for new policies to help ‘tweenagers’ cope with temptation – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, children, drug abuse, news by sally

“A generation of British “tweenagers” – children aged between eight and 13 – are at risk of losing interest in school and experimenting with drugs and alcohol as the problems traditionally associated with teenagers come into effect earlier, a minister warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

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Disability law can protect alcoholic workers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, disability discrimination, news by sally

“Alcoholic workers could receive protection from the Disability Discrimination Act despite the fact that alcoholism is specifically barred from protection, employment experts have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2007

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Tighten alcohol laws to protect nation’s health, ethics panel says – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“The government should consider making alcohol more expensive and reassess its 24-hour drinking laws to curb serious health problems related to excessive drinking, according to a group of experts.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Action on alcohol-related criminal behaviour – Home Office

Posted October 17th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, police by sally

“Binge drinkers arrested for alcohol-related offences in four areas across the country may be compelled by police to face up to the consequences of their drinking after they have been arrested, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced today.”

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Home Office press release, 16th October 2007

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Suspects get drink advice in cell – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, criminal justice, news by sally

“Alcohol support workers have been allowed to interview suspects in police cells in a bid to combat binge drinking and alcohol-related crime.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2007

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‘Urgency needed’ on knife crime – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, offensive weapons by sally

“There must be greater urgency behind the fight to tackle knife crime and anti-social behaviour, the innovation, universities and skills secretary says.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2007

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Ministers consider higher taxes to curb youth drinking problem – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, taxation by sally

“Celebrity booze culture came under fire from the Government yesterday as a Home Office minister gave the clearest signal yet that tax on alcohol will be raised to curb drinking problems among young people.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2007

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Police chief wants alcohol crackdown – Reuters

Posted August 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“A senior policeman has called for the legal drinking age to be raised to 21 to tackle the ‘scourge of anti-social behaviour’ that has blighted many areas.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007

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Brown orders review of 24-hour drinking – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“Gordon Brown yesterday burnished his moral credentials further when he ordered a Home Office review of legislation permitting 24-hour drinking.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alcohol law ‘trebles’ A&E visits – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, hospitals, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“The introduction of 24-hour drinking laws may have trebled alcohol-related admissions to A&E departments in inner city areas at night, researchers say.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

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Drivers face big cut in drink limit and random tests – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drivers face a drastic reduction in the drink-drive limit and the introduction of random roadside breath tests in a government crackdown on alcohol-related road deaths.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

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Alcohol strategy to tackle binge-drinkers – Reuters

Posted June 5th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“The government will unveil a new alcohol strategy on Tuesday expected to focus on how to counter binge-drinking by changing young people’s attitudes and behaviour.”

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Reuters, 5th June 2007

Source: www.reuters.co.uk