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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...

12/11/2020

Cheap Alcohol Highlights Need for Duty Reform

New figures out this week highlight the need for an alcohol duty reform across England.

10/11/2020

Almost 400,000 in the North East are drinking more since Covid...

Nearly 400,000 people in the North East have been drinking more since Covid with the majority at levels likely to put their health at risk.

15/09/2020

Soaring numbers drinking more

Balance has responded to alarming new figures out today (Tues 15 Sept) which suggest soaring numbers of people in England are drinking more during the pandemic.

14/09/2020

Balance calls on Government to address UKs alcohol harm crisis...

Alcohol is inflicting long-lasting harm across all areas of society and family life, according to a group of cross-party Parliamentarians. The group of MPs, peers and health experts...

26/08/2020

New survey shows drinkers being kept in the dark

Drinkers are being kept in the dark about how to minimise the risks from alcohol as a major survey shows producers are failing to include basic health and calorie information on labels....

27/07/2020

Balance welcomes consultation on alcohol calorie labelling

Balance has welcomed an announcement by the Government to consult on calorie labelling on alcohol and is calling on Ministers to give people more information on what is in their drinks....