Participants were 60% slower to consume an alcoholic beverage from a straight glass compared to a curved glass. This may represent a modifiable target for public health interventions.
How do gender attributes and attitudes affect young men’s and women’s alcohol use? Are different health promotion interventions required for young men and women?
Welsh government to extend FAST questionnaire intervention across the country after two successful clinical trials in the capital
Binge drinkers among young Swiss men being conscripted in to the army responded to around 16 minutes of alcohol advice by on average cutting their intake 20% more than recruits whose drinking was simply assessed, a rare demonstration of the impact of a brief intervention in an unselected population.
Ministers charged with delivering the Olympic Games have vowed to protect young people from binge drinking. Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) officials reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring alcoholic drinks are not targeted at young people. The pledge came after calls from doctors to introduce new curbs on alcohol advertising. In an open letter [...]
Police have called for a national debate on parental responsibility after 70 per cent of drunk teenagers stopped in a seaside town were found to have been given alcohol by their mother or father. Officers in Newquay, Cornwall, said that when they contacted parents to tell them that they had confiscated drink from their children [...]
Alcohol-related admissions soar 125% at Bradford Royal Infirmary (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
The tragic toll drinking is taking on the district is revealed in a massive surge in hospital admissions for alcohol-related diseases. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show Bradford Royal Infirmary has seen a 125 per cent increase in alcohol-related admissions over the last five years, while Airedale General Hospital, has seen a [...]
Bottles of lager are being sold for less than 50p each as the supermarket price war blows retailer promises to tackle binge drinking out of the water.Asda is selling large ‘fridge packs’ of Budweiser, which include 24 bottles of 300ml, for just £11 under Rollback price cutting scheme. The reduction from the normal price of [...]
Many people think heavy drinking causes promiscuity, violence and anti-social behaviour. That’s not necessarily true, argues Kate Fox. I am a social anthropologist, but what I do is not the traditional intrepid sort of anthropology where you go and study strange tribes in places with mud huts and monsoons and malaria. I really don’t see [...]
Binge Britain… how Two-Bob Tuesday, with drinks 10p a shot, dragged a town into the gutter. After paying £5 entrance fee, drinkers could buy a pint of beer for 20p and a shot for just 10p. A girl uses her handbag as a pillow as she lies in the gutter, apparently trying to sleep off [...]