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Health Matters: Harmful drinking and alcohol dependence

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Welcome to the third edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for public health professionals, which brings together important facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions to tackle major public health problems. In this edition we are turning our attention to …

Involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the delivery and design of treatment and recovery

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It has long been accepted that successful recovery from alcohol and drug dependence is a long-term journey and not something that can be achieved alone. Support networks across communities and among those in treatment and recovery are an essential cornerstone …

Tackling the epidemic of non-communicable diseases

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Health and wellbeing boards up and down the country are leading local efforts to reduce premature mortality, helping people and communities move towards better health and reducing demand on hard-pressed local authority and health resources. Tackling the epidemic of chronic …

Understanding alcohol-related hospital admissions

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Alcohol is England’s second biggest cause of premature deaths behind tobacco. 34 per cent of men and 28 per cent of women exceeded current consumption guidelines on at least one day in the last week. Public Health England, in partnership …