Drugs and Alcohol News

 BBC news stories related to drugs and alcohol in the UK this month:

Plan to stop underage drinkers in Newquay BBC News Devon 27 June 2011 A project to stop adults buying alcohol for underage drinkers has begun in a Cornwall resort.Police said the scheme in Newquay was aimed at reminding people that it was an offence to buy under 18s alcohol.During the summer, teams of youth service workers will visit campsites to highlight the dangers. Police said the offence can lead to a £5,000 fine.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-13935632

Health warning to festivalgoers BBC news 21 June 2011 Too much alcohol, drugs, and sex, coupled with poor hygiene, can be a health risk at festivals, an expert is warning.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13859236

Grampian drug deaths jump prompts warning to users BBC News NE Scotland 9 June 2011 Drug users have been warned of the dangers they face amid an “alarming” rise in the number of deaths in Grampian.” “In the majority of cases, people have taken a lethal cocktail of substances, ones which on their own present dangers but when taken together amplify these risks.”Combinations of drugs including alcohol, benzodiazepines, heroin, methadone and cocaine have been involved.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-13712503

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