Three in four people in A&E at weekend are there because of alcohol

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Three in four people in accident and emergency units at the weekend have been admitted because of alcohol, new figures have shown.

The new research, which was carried out at an A&E unit in the North East of England shows the huge burden that excess drinking places on the NHS.

Young men aged between 18 and 24 made up the bulk of the admissions, with most there because they have been injured in fights or falls, alcohol poisoning or because they were suffering mental health problems.

“The financial burden of alcohol is dramatic, yet the response of governments has been woefully inadequate”

Dr Clifford Mann, President of the College of Emergency MedicineRead more