Government must get tough on alcohol misuse, public health experts warn

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1266
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    UK public health specialists are calling for opportunistic screening for alcohol misuse in primary care and in hospitals among a raft of measures designed to curb the rising tide of alcohol related problems.

    The alcohol position statement launched by the Faculty of Public Health and Association of Directors of Public Health at their annual conference in Cardiff this week says that government strategies need to be applied much more robustly and backed up with legislation and regulation where voluntary codes are failing.

    It recommends increased duty on alcohol, greater enforcement of drink-drive laws through …

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