LGA: Helping to support and transform the lives of people affected by alcohol
The Local Government Association have produced a useful report on Helping to support and transform the lives of people affected by alcohol. It includes resources and case examples from around the county.
Consuming large amounts of alcohol is damaging to the brain, nervous system, heart and, of course, the liver. Every year more than 5,500 deaths in England can be directly attributed to drinking – and in many thousands more it plays a role. In hospitals one in 14 admissions and one in 10 A&E visits are because of drinking.
It is also a factor in family breakdown, domestic abuse, criminality, anti-social behaviour and lost productivity. The overall cost to the economy has been placed at around £21 billion a year. Thankfully there are some signs of progress.