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Scotland and Drinking

In 2006 there were approximately 720 drink-drive accidents, with 980 casualties.
1 in 3 adult pedestrians killed on the roads had been drinking.
Alcohol is a factor in over half of deaths caused by fire in Scotland.

Health Service
1 in 10 Accident & Emergency admissions in Scotland can be attributed to alcohol.
There were 42,430 alcohol-related hospital discharges in 2007/08.
An estimated 111,200 consultations with GPs and practice nurses for alcohol misuse took place in 2006/07.
1 in 5 patients discharged from psychiatric units have an alcohol-related diagnosis.
Accident department attendances were majority involving men (71%) with most alcohol related attendances in men & women aged 20-29years.

Young People

65,000 Scottish children are estimated to live with a parent whose drinking is problematic.
Less than half of 15 year olds and a third of 13 year olds report drinking alcohol in the past week. With the number of 13 year olds drinking in the past week has doubled since 1990.
Information provided by Alcohol Focus Scotland & Nation Services Scotland Information Services Division