alcohol related problems

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  • premature deaths - 33,000 per year in England and Wales are related to alcohol consumption
  • suicides - 80% associated with alcohol
  • murders - 50% associated with alcohol
  • fatal road traffic accidents - 30% associated with alcohol
  • drownings - 15% associated with alcohol

Alcohol consumption is a contributing factor in 33% of divorces, 33% of cases of child abuse, and 20-30% of all hospital admissions.

Ref: BMJ (1997), 315, 358-60.

Last reviewed 01/2018