Impact of alcohol on the North East uncovered
The infographic has been compiled using publicly available data, together with surveys carried out in the North East by Balance.
Alcohol contributes to around 22,000 deaths every year in England and has links to 60 medical conditions, with cancers and liver disease being among the most prolific.
The alcohol industry spends millions in promoting their product, with serious costs to individuals, families and communities across the North East. We know that 45% of North Easterners are drinking at risky levels – although the true figure may well be higher as it’s known many people under-estimate the amount they drink.
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