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Ban the cheap drink offers.

BANNING cheap drink offers is the way to prevent a future generation of jobless alcoholics.

The North East Regional Alcohol Forum, set up by reformed drinker Kevan Martin, who abused booze for 20 years, believes this is the only way forward.

He said: "We have got to look at the big picture because there are more people misusing alcohol than there ever has been and sadly, more people are drinking at home because of the almost giveaway prices at supermarkets.

"There are more and more people going home and cracking open a bottle of wine, rather than putting the kettle on. It becomes part of their routine."

He added: "If you were to cut people's benefits, there would be more people homeless, living on the streets, and there's a possibility of a rise in crime."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2009
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