An evaluation of a 'wet centre' to reduce street drinking issues in Liverpool has been released by Liverpool John Moores University's Centre for Public Health.
The Rehabilitation, Education, Support & Treatment (REST) Centre ran as a pilot from June to September 2015. Delivered by local homeless providers commissioned by Liverpool's Citysafe Partnership, it has since been set up on a more permanent basis.
Hospital Emergency Departments are often at the frontline when it comes to dealing with the harmful effects of alcohol. Although we lack precise details, it is estimated that up to 35% of ED and ambulance costs may be alcohol-related.
A recent report provides further insight into the nature of drinking amongst older adults as an issue of increasing attention across the UK. Produced by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the research explores the complex range of factors and influences affecting drinking in later life, and how retirement and other significant changes can trigger changes in drinking patterns.
The recently amended alcohol guidelines have come under attack in a number of media reports, including a Times piece titled 'Anti-drink lobby drew up official safety limits'. The Times, followed by the Daily Mail, claimed that a number of members of the expert group behind the new guidelines were anti-drink lobbyists because they were associated with the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), but The Times subsequently corrected inaccuracies in the report.