Binge drinkers targeted in government strategy

Young binge drinkers are to be targeted as part of a government strategy to reduce the harmful effects of excess drinking.

Binge drinkers targeted in government strategy
Binge drinkers targeted in government strategy

Safe, Sensible, Social - Next Steps for the National Alcohol Strategy is a joint initiative from the Home Office and DoH, and aims to target alcohol-fuelled crime and violence and sharpen the focus on the minority drinkers who cause or experience the most harm to themselves, their communities and their families.

The groups are:

  • 18-24-year-old binge drinkers.
  • Young people under 18 who drink.
  • Harmful, adult drinkers who do not necessarily realise their drinking patterns are damaging their physical and mental health and may be causing substantial harm to others.

Home Office minister Vernon Coaker said: 'The Government recognises that promoting sensible drinking culture is a job for the whole of society. Everyone has a personal responsibility to drink in a safe and social way.'

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