Nelson McCausland - A personal blog in which I comment on a wide variety of issues, political, cultural, social, historical and religious. If something takes my attention, then I may well comment on it.
Monday, 8 April 2013
The cost of alcoholism
The Irish News (28 March 2013) has reported that:
300 lives are lost every year in Northern Ireland to alcoholism, six times the number killed on the roads last year.
There were 8,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions last year.
The cost to the economy was estimated at £900 million.
Those figures are a stark reminder of the cost of alcohol abuse in Northern Ireland, the human cost as well as the financial cost to society and especially to the health service.