Drinking Culture


NHS should be more worried about medical negligence than drinking culture

By Paul Chase

It seems you only have to turn on your TV these days to be treated to a new tale of woe about the health consequences of alcohol. Whether it’s Alistair Campbell’s piece on middle-class alcoholism or national treasure Joan Bakewell on drinking among ‘oldies’,...

Gerry Price: 'Don't blame us'

Don’t blame licensees for bingeing menace

By Gerry Price

The drink debate is firmly on the agenda in pubs, clubs, doctors’ surgeries and even the House of Commons bar, where it could be said that low prices encourage our stressed MPs to binge at the taxpayers’ expense. 

Persistent underage sales: fine will be doubled in April

Range of licensing reforms expected for April

By Adam Pescod

The Government has confirmed the licensing measures that will be brought into force next month as part of the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act, which was passed last summer.

Drinkaware campaigns change drinking behaviour

Drinkaware campaigns change drinking behaviour

By Adam Pescod

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware says all three of its 2011 campaigns have exceeded expectations and led to a change in drinking behaviour across its target audiences.