Druglink news analysis 2012 – Alcohol strategy: fizzy or flat? by David Ader

Governments often use Friday afternoons to push through initiatives when fewer MPs are in the House. Presumably, the alcohol strategy qualified because of the controversial decision to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. What isn’t debatable however, is that the UK has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. A 25% increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2001 is just one of the more shocking statistics that means that according to a recent YouGov poll, 40% of us associate Britain with the word ‘drunk’. So what about the strategy itself? Druglink sought the responses to the strategy of interested organisations, and identified four key themes.

Alcohol strategy: fizzy or flat? (PDF)