Friday 10 May 2019 / 7:10 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to BMJ study on alcohol harms

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the BMJ study on alcohol harms, said:

“This important study shows the significant and ongoing harm alcohol abuse causes to others in society.

“Ministers pushing ahead with deep cuts to alcohol treatment services will only serve to exacerbate the problems identified in this report.

“I’ve spoken out about my own personal experiences growing up in a home with a father who abused alcohol, so many of the findings in this report ring true. Helping those grappling with addictions and the families impacted will be a priority of mine in government.”