The Scottish Borders Alcohol Profile 2013 has been produced by the Local
Under the Licensing Act, Police, Health and Local Authority have a duty to provide statistical information to support the development of licensing policy. Alcohol statistics are available both nationally and locally relating to the five
This report seeks to provide Scottish Borders Licensing Board with data related to the five licensing objectives to inform and strengthen local licensing policy in line with the policy review and allow informed decision making.
Although we are beginning to see improvements, Scotland still has a high level of alcohol-related harm compared to the rest of the UK and Western and Central Europe. Therefore using Scotland as a bench mark for Scottish Borders is not a challenging comparator. The Scottish Health Survey 2011
shows that within Scottish Borders:
43% of adults drink out with the recommended government limits
23% of adults drink to hazardous or harmful levels.
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