County alcohol strategy

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet will next week be asked to approve an updated Alcohol Strategy, which outlines the response to alcohol problems in the East Riding.

The updated strategy has been expanded to include children, young people and families.

The council took on public health responsibility for commissioning alcohol and drug treatment in April 2013.

In a report to the Cabinet, Dr Tim Allison, director of public health, says alcohol has been recognised as a major priority by key organisations at a national and local level.

Dr Allison says that the East Riding Alcohol Strategy 2014-18 builds on the foundations and successes of the previous two alcohol strategies..

He said: “It aims to continue many of the approaches and interventions that have resulted in benefits for individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol misuse.”

“It also aims to go further in working with stakeholders to reduce alcohol misuse by developing a more positive culture and relationship with alcohol in the East Riding.”

Key priorities for the updated strategy are prevention, education and communication; treatment, regulation and enforcement; offending resettlement and rehabilitation; and children, young people and families.

The report will be considered by the Cabinet on Tuesday 24 June.

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