Alcohol problems in very deprived areas

Watt, Graham
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p407
Academic Journal
The author comments on excessive alcohol use in very deprived areas in Great Britain. He notes that the issue has cropped up in several Deep End meetings and cites the general view that the National Health Service (NHS) allocates fewer resources to address alcohol problems. He also highlights the role of general practices and community addiction services in addressing alcohol problems and urges politicians in Scotland and England to engage seriously with the issue of minimal alcohol pricing.


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