Alcohol consumption is on the increase, particularly among women and young men (Waller et al., 2004). The Government, in showing its concern, has published a report on the extent of binge drinking alongside its long awaited alcohol strategy. While the binge drinking report focuses on the problematic nature of alcohol consumption and associated violence, the issue of dealing with the health consequences is often overlooked. Continuing our look at specialist nurses, Jeff Fernandez explores how they can take a key role in treating arguably the UK's biggest substance misuse and health problem ‐ taking care of Britain's drinkers.
Fernandez, J. (2004), "Inner city booze — treating alcohol consumption in general practice through a nurse", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/17459265200400036
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