More people drinking themselves to death than ever before

06-Feb-2019
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Deaths due to alcohol at its highest level in England since records began.
Someone is admitted to hospital every 30 seconds where drinking was a factor.
There were 5,843 deaths in 2017 where alcohol was the primary cause.
Liver disease accounts for around 80 per cent of these.
Up 6 per cent on previous year, and 17 per cent in a decade.
Over-40s account for 80 per cent of deaths.
Positive note is that overall numbers drinking to unsafe levels has dropped.

Older, richer people drinking the most
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