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Headline

Two million A&E visits down to alcohol

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The Govt need to tackle the reason why there is an increased use in alcohol - unemployment, boredom, stress, cheap alcohol, happy hours, etc. Retailers and the drinks industry supply the stuff, they need to take some responsibility. Perhaps they would like to open, fund and staff help-centres and overnight hostel-type beds. People who are just pissed and can barely stand up or have been in a fight and need to sleep it off but have no serious injuries should have access to a place of safety, not necessarily an acute hospital bed.

Posted date

22 June, 2012

Posted time

10:41 am

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