The ‘Write’ Way to Tackle Alcohol Abuse

The launch of the Nursing Council on Alcohol and UNISON 2002 Essay Prize Competition Awards is taking place on:

Tuesday 5th March,


Grimond Room

Portcullis House,


Just this week new research revealed that drink is implicated in 33,000 deaths a year, a 33% rise since 1984, and that one in six patients attending accident units have alcohol-related injuries or problems.

The most significant costs to the NHS arise not from the treatment of chronic long term alcohol use, but from the often hidden or unexplored harmful use that results in physical, social or psychological consequences