One in five people admitted to a UK hospital drinks to a harmful level while one in 10 is alcohol-dependent, research suggests.
Alcohol sales in Scotland fell to the lowest level for almost quarter of a century last year, new research has found.
Gin has been enjoying a real flourish as the on-trend drink, with Scottish distilleries at the heart of the boom.
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.
MORE underage drinking goes on in rural Scotland than in our cities, a study has found.
The reduced drink-drive limit in Scotland has had no impact on cutting road accidents, a new study has found.