Store staff praised for drink advice
Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison has hailed staff at a local supermarket for helping to educate the public on alcohol misuse.
Asda Dundee Milton and alcohol education charity Drinkaware provided free information and advice to shoppers who visited a stall at the store yesterday. Help for parents on how to speak to their children about alcohol was also provided.
Ms Robison said: “I was impressed with the information and advice being provided.
“Scotland has a difficult relationship with alcohol, with 1,265 alcohol-related deaths last year, up 10% on 2015, while just today we see statistics showing a 2% annual increase in alcohol-related hospital stays. Behind every one of these statistics is a person, a family and a community.”
Asda community champion Yvonne McLaren said: “Dundee is an area that has a high level of deprivation and unfortunately, we do see a lot of alcoholism. Hopefully, this could give people the push they need.”