New figures which have been released by Labour MP, Liam Byrne have revealed the most dangerous places in Britain to drink alcohol and the popular stag and hen destination, Blackpool has topped the list.
Over the last year alone, hospitals in the area dealt with 1,720 admissions as a result of drinking - which is the equivalent of five per day. Second on the list is Stoke-on-Trent which sees 82.5 per 100,000 admissions to medical facilities because of drinking.
Despite its huge number of bars and clubs and people who frequent them, only one London borough, Islington, made the top 50 list and came in at number 31. The remainder of the top 10 list consists of:
10. South Tyneside
Speaking out about the findings, Mr Bryne commented:
“Booze abuse costs Britain a staggering £21 billion every year. These shocking figures expose just where our problems are the biggest.”
The MP has now called on councils and health chiefs to implement proper plans to help problem drinkers and to reduce the number of people being admitted to hospital for alcohol-related issues.
The charity, Alcohol Concern confirmed that alcohol misuse costs the NHS approximately £3.5 billion every single year and estimates that an incredible nine million Brits are drinking more than the recommended daily allowance on a regular basis.
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