Myth, Mirth & Merriment

The Cork and Kerry Alcohol Strategy group has published a very detailed and informative report on Alcohol setting out its Strategy for the next three years and including a well researched literature review, Myth, Mirth and Merriment. The report is well worth a read by anyone involved with alcohol issues. In his introduction to the report David Lane, Co-ordinator of Drug & Alcohol Services, HSE South said “We might be turning a corner. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill outlines some positive steps to tackle the issue for the first time in a meaningful way. It might be the first step in introducing minimum unit pricing which we, as an Alcohol Strategy Group for Cork and Kerry, will fully support. But Ireland needs to strengthen its resolve to tackle the availability and marketing of alcohol in a meaningful way too. Finally we must include alcohol as part of our response to substance misuse and when our National Drugs Strategy runs out at the end of 2016 we must include alcohol in a new National Substance Misuse Strategy from the start of 2017.” The report is available at following link. Cork and Kerry Alcohol Strategy Group

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