Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Alcohol-Related Sickness on the Rise

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Alcohol-Related Sickness on the Rise

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MIDDLESBROUGH is one of the worst areas in the country for irresponsible drinking, researchers claimed today.

A survey by the North West Public Health Observatory showed illnesses caused by alcohol have risen rapidly during the last five years.

It showed Middlesbrough was one of the 10 local authorities with the highest levels of combined alcohol-related harm.

Others included Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool.

The academics, based at Liverpool John Moores University's Centre for Public Health, published their ''Local Alcohol Profiles for England" today.

The survey shows that northerners were the hardest drinkers and that two thirds of all local authorities suffering the highest levels of overall harm are in England's North-east and North-west.

Sue Taylor, Partnerships Manager at Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, said: "With two thirds of all local authorities suffering the highest levels of overall harm being in the North-west and the North-east, it is clear that alcohol misuse remains a big problem for our region and at the heart of that problem is alcohol at pocket money prices. …

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