Government MP says UK facing alcohol crisis affecting millions that government doing nothing about

Conservative MP Fiona Bruce Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on alcohol harm says the UK is experiencing an alcohol crisis affecting millions of people that the government is doing nothing about

My piece on the UK’s alcohol crisis that the government is doing nothing about according to one of their own MPs headlines the BBC news on the World at One on Radio 4. Tory MP Fiona Bruce – Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on alcohol harm – says the government is  “neither recognising nor addressing” this crisis which is affecting millions of people. Hospital admissions for alcohol have doubled in a decade reaching their highest levels ever – over 1.1 million. The latest figures show deaths from alcohol have reached their highest level since records began. While the number of people accessing publicly funded detox and rehab for alcohol has almost halved since 2013 when £300 million of cuts to substance misuse funding started. And almost half of units offering publicly funded detox have closed since then. 

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5 thoughts on “Government MP says UK facing alcohol crisis affecting millions that government doing nothing about

  1. We need leaders who believe in more than “for every £1. spent we get £5. back” – thats half the problem, we need to take care of society as a whole for the right reasons, Cameron talked about the Big Society, but everyone knew it was just an abdication of responsibility – now we have this lack of care and lack of belief in leadership, people are drifting into drink and drugs and homelessness – its happening in the USA too, so I guess we’re going down the same path.

    Aside from my political response . . its a terrible thing, addiction, what a nightmare to have to confront!

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