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Alcohol abuse 'costs every Scottish adult £900 a year'
An independent study commissioned by the Scottish Government has assessed the costs of alcohol abuse to the NHS, police, the economy and families.
It found the total annual bill was between £2.48bn and £4.64bn, with a mid-point of about £3.56bn.
The cost of crime caused by alcohol was £727.1m, while the price to the economy was £865.7m.
The researchers also attempted to estimate the "intangible" cost in terms of human suffering, such as the effects caused by losing a family member to alcohol abuse. This was put at £1.46bn – 41.2 per cent of the total.
The report said it was estimated that just over a million people – about a fifth of the Scottish population – were drinking at hazardous levels, defined as above 21 units for men and 14 units a week for women.
It also estimated that around 230,000 people were drinking at harmful levels – over 50 units per week for men and 35 for women.
Ms Sturgeon said she believed the report added to the evidence in support of minimum pricing.

They are not letting up are they, the barrage of lies and fake statistics against alcohol grows daily.

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The reason alcohol abuse costs every Scottish adult £900 is the Government spreading the cost from those that cause trouble to those that don't. They should stop that rather than limit the choices decent people make.

The reason alcohol abuse costs every Scottish adult £900 is the Government spreading the cost from those that cause trouble to those that don't. They should stop that rather than limit the choices decent people make.

Sorry.

They stopped smoking now they are trying to stop drinking, bloody stupid. The figures are dreamed up, there is no way they can accurately state either numbers of drinkers or the damage. Typical of the breed.

Now of course the "stupid R us" party are making daft noises about extra labelling. Funny though, Cameron, Lansley and his mates haven't "signed the pledge", how much did their booze cost us?

Yes, the numbers are bollocks.

Recently, probably over at the Devil's place, or maybe Dick Puddlecote's, I saw figures quoted which suggested that alcohol cost the NHS nearly half of its budget. I imagine that the same alarmists make tobacco account for most of the other half. Doubtless, legally-owned firearms account for the rest.

They do not hesitate to lie, because they know that the Press and Broadcasting will never challenge them. Thank goodness for places like this. Clear-headed bloggers perform a public service.

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