He said:"Clearly these are worrying statistics and illustrate some of the reasons I have been so supportive of the Scottish Government's measures to tackle alcohol abuse
And around 300 patients are being seen every month at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH) suffering from some form of alcohol abuse
On the heels of President Donald Trump's recent declaration that the opioid crisis is a health emergency, Americans' mentions of drug and alcohol abuse
as the most urgent national health problem have spiked.
The research found that individuals with a history of alcohol abuse
had shorter telomeres, a sign that their cells may be aging faster than an individual of the same age without this history.
As well as the damage to human health, the cost of alcohol abuse
is also having an effect on the health service accounting for 10% of money spent on public health care in 2013.
6) As startling as the high prevalence rate of binge drinking are the increasing prevalence rates of diagnosable alcohol abuse
and dependence for college students.
However, there was a statistically significant association between inattentive and lax supervision by parents of their daughters and increasing alcohol abuse
among early-maturing girls.
New research presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse
and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, high medical costs and diminished life quality, the academy said on Wednesday.
According to the Daily Star, Barton and Campbell, who is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's ex-PR manager, had also urged current PM David Cameron to tackle alcohol abuse
at a Tory conference.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates that nearly 23% of woman and 42% of men, 18 years of age and older in the US, drank alcohol at least once a week or more in the previous year.
Of course alcohol abuse
is not unique to that age group.
There are alarming levels of alcohol abuse
across Wales -and the rest of the UK - which have devastating consequences.