Alcohol has again outstripped illicit drugs like heroin and ice as the number one reason for admissions at a major Australian rehab service. Problem drinking topped Odyssey House’s 2009 admission list, because 26 per cent of those seeking care over the year named it as their “principal drug of concern”. It was fractionally down from….
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Tasmanian parents are being warned against allowing their children to drink alcohol. The warning follows a national health insurers’ survey of 1200 adults earlier this year. More than half the Tasmanians interviewed thought it was acceptable for 15 to 17-year-olds to drink at home supervised by their parents. The Director of the Brain and Mind….
Twelve European health and safety umbrella organisations call for stricter EU-coordinated alcohol policies. In a joint policy statement released today, the twelve organisations urge the EU Council of Ministers of Health: to ensure minimum pricing policies, sales restrictions and discount bans in all Member States; to introduce a EU- labelling system for alcohol products informing….
Older alcoholics tend to drink heavily more often than younger people, study finds. Older people who are problem drinkers consume more alcohol than their younger counterparts, a new report finds, possibly because they need more alcohol to achieve the same effect. According to a study released this month, people dependent on alcohol who are older….
Britian has the highest death toll from throat cancer in Europe, fuelled by binge drinking, smoking and obesity, according to new research. Death rates for the cancer have also increased among middle-aged women, the study of 34 European countries found. The highest female death rate for cancer of the oesophagus, which carries food from the….
A New scheme to ban people from city centre pubs and clubs if they assault hospital staff after a night out has been welcomed by Health Minister Edwina Hart. But Alcohol Concern in Wales said while the idea is “useful”, it believes some of the root causes of drink-fuelled violence, such as irresponsible supermarket and….
Homeless, alcoholic and hopeless, Dan Oller arrived last year at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, skeptical that its addiction treatment program could help him when 11 others had not. “There’s always that doubt in your mind, once you’ve failed over and over,” said Oller, who started drinking and doing drugs when he was 12. “I was….
Sweating off alcohol does not work even though some believe exercise helps you get over a hangover, ministers have said. Research published by the Department of Health suggests more than 3.8 million adults in England try to exercise to clear a hangover. A survey by YouGov found that one in five people admit to playing….
Why are the holidays difficult for sober alcoholics? The holidays can be a triggering and challenging time for sober alcoholics, particularly for those in early sobriety. But why? There are a variety of reasons and this time of year can prove to be emotionally charged even for non-alcoholics. The holidays can be bittersweet, in that….
The availability of cheap alcohol has led to calls for minimum prices in Wales to change the drinking culture. Brian Gibbons, Wales’ social affairs minister, says he wants to see alcohol strength taken into account in pricing. Scottish ministers are preparing laws on minimum pricing, and Dr Gibbons has discussed the issue with them, although….