Charity demands better alcohol treatment services as death rates double

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1037
  1. Michael Day
  1. 1London

Substantially better alcohol treatment services are needed if the United Kingdom is to curb mounting levels of drink related death and disease, a leading charity said this week.

Alcohol Concern is launching its campaign after a series of dismal reports in the past three months that have highlighted the scale of the problem facing Britain.

In October the Department of Health admitted that the number of patients requiring hospital treatment for alcohol related illness had risen by 50% in the past five years, answering a parliamentary question by Susan Kramer MP.

Last week the Office for National Statistics …

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