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This guidance is for government, industry and commerce, the NHS and all those whose actions affect the population’s attitude to – and use of – alcohol. This includes commissioners, managers and practitioners working in:

  • local authorities
  • education
  • the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

It may also be of interest to members of the public.

This is one of three pieces of NICE guidance addressing alcohol-related problems among people aged 10 years and older. (See also: Alcohol-use disorders in adults and young people: clinical management; and Alcohol dependence and harmful use: diagnosis and management in young people and adults.)

Alcohol-related harm is a major health problem. The guidance identifies how government policies on alcohol pricing, its availability and how it is marketed could be used to combat such harm (see recommendation 1 to 3). Changes in policy in these areas is likely to be more effective in reducing alcohol-related harm among the population as a whole than actions undertaken by local health professionals.

The recommendations for practice (recommendations 4 to 12) support, complement – and are reinforced by – these policy options. They cover:

  • Licensing.
  • Resources for identifying and helping people with alcohol-related problems.
  • Children and young people aged 10 to 15 years – assessing their ability to consent, judging their alcohol use, discussion and referral to specialist services.
  • Young people aged 16 and 17 years – identification, offering motivational support or referral to specialist services.
  • Adults – screening, brief advice, motivational support or referral.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH24

This strategy summarises the Government's approach to alcohol misuse including sections on minimum pricing, tackling alcohol fuelled violence, supporting individuals to change their drinking behaviour and creating a culture where drinking to excess is not the norm.

This pack sets out the national and local investment in young people’s specialist substance misuse interventions in Bolton. Using data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) it gives key performance information about delivery of specialist substance misuse interventions in your area, the complexity of the young people receiving them, and, where possible, national data for comparison.

Profile that sets out the investment in drug treatment in Bolton and the benefit this brings as well as providing key performance indicators regarding the drug and alcohol treatment system with national comparators.

This reports explains the relationship between alcohol consumption and teenage sexual risk in England using small geographical level datasets to identify hotspots of overlapping risk behaviour in young people.

Report presenting the latest information and analysis from the national General Lifestyle Survey which provides comparative data to support analysis of local lifestyle surveys. Seven themed chapters include: smoking; drinking; households; families and people; housing and consumer durables; marriage and cohabitation; pensions; and general health.

Synthetic estimates of numbers and proportions of abstainers, lower risk, increasing risk and higher risk drinkers in local authorities in England. The report provides maps and charts of estimates at local authority level.

This report compares Trading Standards North West survey data of 15-16 year olds from 2009 and 2011 on drinking behaviour and attitudes to alcohol to assess whether guidance from the Chief Medical Officer on alcohol related harms in young people are being adhered to in the North West.

In depth analytical topic report from the Public Health Intelligence Team into alcohol related mortality data for Bolton.

Part of their cost effectiveness review series, the Liverpool Public Health Observatory reviews the literature on the evidence of the cost effectiveness of alcohol interventions, looking at three levels: primary prevention (including education programmes); secondary prevention, to detect early stages of alcohol misuse; tertiary prevention, including prevention or minimisation of relapse.

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