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A council in Northern Ireland could soon be introducing a new scheme to test employees for alcohol and drug use.
Nine out of 10 councils have cut spending on public health services in response to Government reductions to their budgets.
Severe funding cuts and a loss of qualified staff have pushed England’s alcohol treatment services to crisis point, a report has warned today.
Whitehall should reverse its cuts to local authority public health grants in order to tackle the increase in drug-related deaths, doctors say.
The department for health and social care has launched a new ‘innovation fund’ to help local authorities support children with alcoholic parents.
Over half of councils do not have a strategy in place to help children of alcoholics despite the ‘horrific’ impact of parental alcohol misuse, a new parliamentary report has warned.
Public health officials in Liverpool are abandoning the use of alcohol units in their struggle against heavy drinking and are instead now talking about calories.
Councils ‘disappointed’ at lack of public health objective in the Licensing Act as new figures reveal over 7,000 people died because of alcohol last year.
A pilot scheme to provide a safe space to help people sober up has been launched by Westminster City Council.
Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol have been unveiled in Wales to help crack down on excessive drinking.