Category - alcoholism

  • February 14, 2015

    People unable to work because of obesity, drug or alcohol problems may have their social security payments cut if they do not undergo treatment, UK prime minister David Cameron has threatened. He has asked Professor Dame Carol Black, an adviser to the Department of Health, to carry out a review.

  • March 18, 2011

    The Methodist Church has criticised the UK Government's "responsibility deal" to tackle alcohol abuse, suggesting it is a sop to the drinks industry lobby.

  • February 15, 2010

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed news that the drinks industry could be forced to put health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, after public concern about the social impact of heavy consumption.

  • December 11, 2009

    Over the next few months the Church of Scotland will urge members of congregations to write to alcohol producers and their MSPs in support of the minimum pricing proposals contained in the Alcohol Bill.

  • March 3, 2009

    Churches have urged the Welsh Assembly to follow Scotland’s example, and introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol. The Scottish government announced plans on Monday to clamp down on low price alcohol sales.

  • June 1, 2007

    Church groups, alcohol protection campaigners and parents' groups are among those who have welcomed a plan to include warning labels on bottles of alcohol sold in pubs, shops and off-licenses.

  • December 24, 2006

    The death of a village priest, his wife and three small children in a mysterious fire has highlighted hardships that Russian Orthodox clergy face in isolated locations outside Moscow's bubble of wealth and power ‚Ä' writes Sophia Kishkovsky from Moscow for Ecumenical News International.