Reducing harm caused by alcohol



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  • Blue sky road ahead

    Scotland has so much to gain from reducing how much we drink

    15 September 2016

    Dr Mac Armstrong reflects on his time as Chair of Alcohol Focus Scotland.

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  • Open cans of beer

    AFS welcomes revised alcohol consumption guidelines

    25 August 2016

    Chief Medical Officers recommend not drinking more than 14 units per week to keep health risks to low level.

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  • 999 workers

    Emergency services face shocking levels of alcohol abuse

    24 August 2016

    New survey reveals 999 workers report that alcohol is a contributory factor in around half of all incidents.

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  • Broken bottles

    Every child has the right to grow up safe from alcohol harm

    15 July 2016

    Shift to home drinking means a shift in where harm takes place.

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  • Cheap beer

    Public health must prevail over big business

    04 July 2016

    As the minimum pricing court case continues, public health and charity leaders reaffirm their support for the life-saving measure.

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  • Child And Playground

    New toolkit to help children affected by family alcohol problems

    07 June 2016

    Resource aims to help the 51,000 children living with a problem drinking parent.

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  • Shop promotions

    Price check reveals cheap cost of strong alcohol

    06 June 2016

    £2.52 - the price of a takeaway coffee - can buy the weekly recommended alcohol limit of 14 units.

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  • Supermarket Chiller

    Sales increase underlines need for minimum pricing

    25 May 2016

    Scotland is now a nation of home drinkers, with more alcohol sold through supermarkets and off-licences than ever before.

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  • Football in park

    Time to kick alcohol out of sport

    23 May 2016

    Let's make alcohol sports sponsorship a thing of the past.

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  • Media

    Alcohol linked with stomach cancer

    22 April 2016

    World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) concludes drinking more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day increases risk of stomach cancer.

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