Statement in support of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
October 5th, 2017
The 24 Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces have, for the past number of years, made continuous efforts to support local communities as they deal with the harm caused by excessive and harmful drinking. Alcohol misuse manifests itself in a number of profoundly damaging ways which are more than evident in local communities. This includes, local public disorder, damage and vandalism, domestic violence and family distress, loss and financial difficulty, accidents and fatalities, underage younger and younger drinking, illness (including advanced liver disease in younger people), and addiction.