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12/04/2021

Warning over worrying new alcohol figures

Worrying new figures highlighting over three quarters of a million hospital admissions from alcohol during the height of the pandemic, show that we need to look after ourselves this...

26/03/2021

Recognition as Colin Shevills steps down as Director of Balance...

Health leaders have recognised the contribution of North East alcohol campaigner Colin Shevills – but called for urgent action to halt a tsunami of alcohol harm which has worsened during...

03/03/2021

Balance responds to Government’s decision to freeze alcohol duty...

Balance the North East Alcohol office today joined the Alcohol Health Alliance in describing the freeze in alcohol duty in Budget 2021 as a “huge blow to the health of the nation” and...

18/02/2021

Parents 2 x more likely than non-parents to drink more since...

Alcohol may be taking its toll on North East families during the pandemic as new figures show parents are twice as likely as non-parents to be drinking more heavily since it began.

02/02/2021

Worrying rise in alcohol deaths in the North East in 2020

Deaths caused by alcohol in the North East increased by over 15% in the first nine months of 2020, according to provisional figures released today by the Office of National Statistics....

01/02/2021

Nearly half of NE drinkers who drank more last year felt WORSE...

Nearly half (44%) of North East drinkers who found themselves drinking more in the last year feel WORSE as a result, according to a new survey by Balance.

19/01/2021

Keep going with Dry January

Keep going with Dry January - that is the message from Balance as figures show more people might be taking part this year than ever before.

18/12/2020

1 in 4 North East drinkers planning a Dry January 2021

One in four (25%) people in the North East who drink alcohol are planning to take on Dry January this year, according to a new survey by Alcohol Change UK, the charity behind Dry January....

25/11/2020

Balance renew calls for minimum unit price for alcohol in England...

North East campaigners have renewed calls for the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England after new figures revealed the number of deaths directly caused...

16/11/2020

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020: Alcohol and mental health

A new survey for Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November) shows that four in 10 (41%) drinkers reported anxiety, stress or worry as a reason for drinking at least once in the past six...