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The Elderly Out-Drinking The Youth

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Young British men may be binge drinkers but as they approach middle age their infrequent drinking habits slowly turn into a daily occurrence reveals new report.

Men are drinking more heavily later on in life, especially at around retirement age, making frequent drinking the most common pattern of alcohol consumption in the elderly.

The report published in the journal BMC Medicine looked at data from a series of studies carried out over the past 30 years involving 60,000 people to estimate how British drinking habits change throughout their life time.

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Rising Drug Consumption Amongst Middle-Aged

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There is an alarming amount of middle aged people in the UK taking cocaine; a drug no longer 'the preserve of wealthy bankers and celebrities', reveals new Government report.

Cocaine use in the UK has nearly trebled within the last 20 years. The drug has spread throughout all areas of society since the mid 1990’s, said the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, with many of the consumers in their forties and fifties. The drug is now 'firmly embedded in UK society'.

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Lib-Dems 2015 Manifesto to Include Radical Drug Reforms

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The Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg has confirmed that the party's 2015 manifesto will contain proposals to radically reform UK drug policies.

Clegg made the announcement at an event at Chatham House alongside entrepreneur Richard Branson who is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

"Drugs reform, like prison reform, is one of those issues that political parties always talk big about in opposition, only to fall silent and do nothing in Government. Not the Liberal Democrats.

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Potential Cure Found for Alcoholism

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Scientists have discovered a natural protein in the brain which could be used to suppress the desire to drink alcohol, potentially leading to a cure for binge drinking and alcoholism shows new study.

The study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine discovered that this new found protein can "put the brakes" on binge drinking; consuming dangerous amounts of alcohol in a short period of time.

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More Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be rolled out across England

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There will be more family courts that deal with parents drink and drug addictions, in order to prevent their children from being taken into care, opening across England, funded by the Department of Education.

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) have been present in London for seven years now and new courts in Gloucestershire and Milton Keynes have opened more recently. The new plans outline prospective areas for FDAC in East Sussex, Kent and Medway, Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter and West Yorkshire.

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