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App encourages sensible drinking

Inspector Gordon Milne, Police Scotland chair of Focus on Alcohol Angus, and Susan Wilson, general manager of Angus Community Health Partnership  at the launch.

Inspector Gordon Milne, Police Scotland chair of Focus on Alcohol Angus, and Susan Wilson, general manager of Angus Community Health Partnership at the launch.

A new app has been developed and launched to help tackle alcohol misuse and encourage Angus people to enjoy sensible drinking.

Focus on Alcohol Angus launched its new app on in front of representatives from the Angus Licensing Forum, Police Scotland, Angus Council, NHS Tayside and Angus Pubwatch Scheme, who were given a tour of the new app and revamped Focus on Alcohol Angus website.

The app gives interesting and useful information on alcohol consumption including facts about alcohol for adults and young people, alcohol units and calories, staying safe whilst drinking and advice for parents on how to talk to their children about alcohol.

Also in the app, and on the updated website, is a question and answer section where a trained alcohol advisor will answer questions and provide advice within 48 hours.

The app was launched by Chief Inspector Gordon Milne of Police Scotland, chair of Focus on Alcohol Angus, who said: “We see this website and app as a tool to promote culture change amongst the population of Angus.

“By using social media, we hope to engage with the people of Angus and encourage positive and sensible attitudes to alcohol consumption.

“I would ask people to look out for the Focus on Alcohol posters with the QR code to download the app and make use of this informative tool.”

The app is available from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

 

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