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Government’s approach to alcohol harm is incoherent

"In public health, prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse and its effects illustrate a huge mismatch between platitudes and practice. The 2012 Health and Social Care Act shifted public health funding and provision to local authorities, ostensibly because local government has influence over wider societal determinants of health, such as education, housing, leisure, transport, and social care. But local government budgets have been cut hard ever since, with public health hit hard. In 2012-13 the ringfence on council budgets for drug and alcohol services was lifted."

Government’s approach to alcohol harm is incoherent | BMJ | David Oliver | 11 September 2018

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