A survey has found that one in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem.Read the full story ›
Police officers have warned that they may have to stop tackling alcohol-fuelled crime if cuts continue at anticipated levels.
Steve White, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said:
Society may have to come up with a different way of dealing with drunken, rowdy behaviour if police officers are also going to be able to deal effectively with counter terrorism, managing sex offenders, cybercrime, child sexual exploitation, looking for missing persons and dealing with people suffering from mental health problems, to name but a few jobs on the list.
Earlier this month, the Government announced a further 5% cut in police funding for 2015/16 amid warnings that government funding is due to be cut further in future years.
Drunks who become abusive in hospital A&Es should be arrested, a leading doctor has claimed.Read the full story ›
Drinking a large glass of wine is the equivalent to downing three shots of vodka, the head of Public Health England has warned.Read the full story ›
Alcohol labels should display calorie information to help tackle the nation's obesity problem, health experts have said.Read the full story ›
Treating people who have drunk to excess can be "a huge burden" on the NHS as the cost of care they need quickly adds up, a medical chief warned Good Morning Britain.
Malik Ramadhan, Clinical Director of Royal London the Emergency Department explained the course of treatment most overly intoxicated patients received.
Data from Alcohol Concern showed the perils of drinking across England.Read the full story ›
Drunk patients exceed 9.9 million when clinics, hospital and A&E admissions are totted up, a leading health charity has found.Read the full story ›
More and more women are asking doctors if their unborn child is at risk from the amount they drank before discovering the pregnancy.Read the full story ›
The alcohol pill, known as Nalmefene, is administered orally once a day and is taken when people feel the urge drink.
It works by blocking the part of the brain which gives drinkers pleasure from alcohol, stopping them from wanting more than one drink.
Men would qualify to receive the treatment if they consume 7.5 units of alcohol per day - around three to four pints of standard strength lager.
It would be offered to women who consume five units a day, which amounts to around half a bottle of wine.
Nalmefene is the only licensed medicine which helps people reduce their drinking rather than aiding them to stop drinking altogether.
Severe alcoholics and those who are able to cut down without help would not be eligible for the drug.