The rate of drug deaths in Scotland is the highest in Europe and numbers are still on the rise, an official report has said.
Drinkers in the UK get drunk more often than anywhere else in the world, findings from a global survey suggests.
It was, after all, only one glass, a splash or two of reward after another long day.
One in five people in England have been harmed by somebody else’s drinking in the past year, with some coerced into sex by their partners.
The Scottish Government’s crackdown on cheap alcohol has driven some drinkers to drugs, experts fear.
Minimum unit pricing on alcohol should be raised to 60p to help tackle Scotland’s “problematic alcohol use”, the Liberal Democrats have said.
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer has urged Scots to be aware of what they are drinking over the Easter weekend, with research suggesting many remain confused about alcohol content.
Moderate alcohol use can contribute to a diet with better results for memory skills in middle age, research has showed.
Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests.
Less then a fifth of people in Scotland are aware of the country’s recommended alcohol limits, it has emerged.
Teenagers who are very aware of alcohol marketing are likely to consume more and be higher-risk drinkers, research suggests.