« Alcohol use amongst children is rooted in complex societal issues, says DCSF report | Main | Report highlights efficacy of pricing measures on alcohol consumption and harm »

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Thanks all for comments. I agree there is a need for better understanding, but this does not mean stright forward 'education' is effective. It needs to be targeted or done through brief interventions etc.

See here for an interesting verdict on effective policies:

Hi there,

I guess yes, selling alcohol cheap will definitely encourage people to buy more, which will affect their health and there is a need for some programs to teach the consequences of alcohol.

Thanking You,


please leave a comment on this idea

I think education is the key. Increasing awareness of the dangers of alcohol to mind & body is a must! Also there should be more free treatment, counselling & advice available. GP's should be re-educated especially those from foriegn cultures where drinking alcohol is forbidden because they can't relate to alcoholics. I was given 6 months to live 5 years ago & if I had not stopped drinking I would not be writing this now.

I was fourteen when i started drinking in the 70s when alcohol was not cheap,it didn,t stop me.But if i knew the health risks i might of had a different view.Do people drink because its cheap maybe,but people drink because of a lack of knowledge of what its doing to they bodies.They have priced cigarettes so high you would think they are made of gold,but has everybody given up,no,they have gone to the blackmarket where it is cheaper.education is the key, putting more money in the goverments coffers is not.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Alcohol Policy UK

  • Aims to help the alcohol field stay up to date with news & developments more here.

    Its editor is Dr James Morris. Got a question? Email us.

    For alcohol help see here or call 0300 123 1110


  • Receive all new posts by email

    Receive round up newsletter

Government Alcohol Strategy

  • Current Government alcohol policy is detailed here.

Other info