Minister Admits Alcohol Plan Has Flopped

by Medindia Content Team on  August 19, 2006 at 5:49 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Minister Admits Alcohol Plan Has Flopped
Scottish deputy health minister Lewis Macdonald has acknowledged that the drinking problem in Scotland will not vanish overnight. This admission came after a top expert said that the action plan to control alcoholism, which was released by the Scottish Executive in 2002, had failed.
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Professor Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drugs Misuse Research at Glasgow University, alleged that Scotland had become one of the worst places in Europe based on alcohol-related damages. "On that basis, you have to say the document didn't succeed. It failed," he told BBC Radio Scotland.

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