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This year the Government is due to publish a new national Alcohol Strategy. This is an opportunity to lead the way internationally in reducing the damage to society caused by alcohol misuse. The Alcohol Charter, endorsed by over 30 organisations across the drugs and alcohol sector, sets out effective and workable policies to include in this new strategy.

£17 billion

Unless consumption changes, alcohol is set to cost the NHS £17 billion in the next five years alone.

400%

Liver disease deaths have increased by 400% since 1970 – the only major cause of death in the UK which is rising.

200,000

There are almost 200,000 children living with at least one alcohol-dependent adult.

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What is the Alcohol Charter?

The Charter sets out effective and workable policies to include in the Government’s new Alcohol Strategy. It was produced by the Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm, in consultation with the Alcohol Health Alliance, Alcohol Change UK and the Institute for Alcohol Studies.
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Support for the Charter

The Alcohol Charter is supported by over 30 organisations across the drugs and alcohol sector, and has received increasing cross-party parliamentary support.
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