In total, 2.3million people are problem gamblers or at risk of addiction. Experts say that costs taxpayers up to £1.2billion a year because we have to pick up the tab when punters get hooked, the Mirror reports.
Free-marketeers are ignoring the devastating harm marijuana can do as they champion consumer rights, writes Melanie Phillips in The Times.
According to Drinkers’ Voice, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, Scotch Whisky Association, British Beer and Pub Association, and the National Association of Cider Makers decided to not recommend to their members that they should display the weekly drinking guidelines…
Benzos have stolen the best years of my life. They were supposed to be a temporary solution for an anxiety attack, but I’ve been on them for 10 years and they’ve made me feel far worse” – the Daily Mail…
Shadow culture secretary Tom Watson will use his speech to conference to set out plans to review the extent of the issue and the NHS’ ability to provide mental health treatment for addicts and problem gamblers.
Charity Commission awards will showcase charities’ success stories and share best practices. Entry is free and open to all UK-registered charities. The submission deadline is Friday 6 October 2017.
Newcastle University et al found moderate-quality evidence that digital interventions could lower alcohol consumption, with an average reduction of up to 3 standard drinks per week compared to control participants – research includes a “plain language summary”.