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Bid to combat binge drinking

26th September 2007

In one of the first schemes of its kind, alcohol support workers have been allowed to interview suspects in police cells in a bid to combat binge drinking and alcohol-related crime.

More than 1,000 suspects in Plymouth have already taken part in the scheme that aims to find out if a suspect has a drink problem and offer advice about how to get help. The suspects are assessed in their cells, usually the morning after they have been arrested.


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Article Information

Title: Bid to combat binge drinking
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4212
Date Added: 26th Sep 2007


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