Drugs and alcohol

The Department of Health is responsible for Government health policy on the harmful use of drugs and alcohol.

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Change4Life alcohol campaign urges us to check our drinking

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Change4Life’s latest alcohol campaign aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with drinking too much and urges people to check their drinking and take steps to cut down. … Read more → – Change4Life alcohol campaign urges us to check our drinking

Change4Life alcohol campaign warns of ‘sneaky drinks’

A Change4Life campaign launches today to raise awareness of the health risks associated with drinking regularly over the guidelines. Four weeks of nationwide TV advertising, beginning today, form the main … Read more → – Change4Life alcohol campaign warns of ‘sneaky drinks’

Report on the care of suspected internal drug traffickers published

An independent report giving clinical advice on the medical care of suspected internal drug traffickers (SIDTs) has been published today. The Chief Medical Officer commissioned an expert group to produce … Read more → – Report on the care of suspected internal drug traffickers published

Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Individuals and organisations are invited to contribute documents towards a review of the activities and effectiveness of the Drinkaware Trust. An independent review panel, established at the request of Drinkaware … Read more → – Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

This first of 2 volumes of the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report provides a comprehensive picture of England’s health. It brings together a number of data … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

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A new smartphone app and enhanced online drinks checker are now available to help people see the impact alcohol can have on their health, waist and wallet. The new tools … Read more → – Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

Drug systems change pilot programme evaluation report published

The independent final evaluation report on the Drug Systems Change pilot programme has been published. The programme, funded jointly by the Department of Health and the Home Office, ran from … Read more → – Drug systems change pilot programme evaluation report published