A new study shows that almost 50% of adult is Cardiff, UK drink to much. One of the most astounding facts of this survey is that the Highly Functional Alcoholic (HFA) is being targeted in this study and show that the growth of dangerous drinking is in the middle class. Alcoholics Anonymous prospect hunters are rejoicing at the news and will be targeting this segment shortly attempting to make them Alcoholics and send them to rehab....
Almost half the adults in Cardiff drink too much
Section Health | Published on 6 Jul 2012
Almost half of adults in Wales’ capital city drink more than the recommended daily amount, according to a new report by public health experts.
Across Cardiff and the neighbouring Vale of Glamorgan, 47 per cent of adults admitted drinking above the recommended alcohol limits in the previous week, while more than a quarter (28 per cent) report binge drinking. And excessive drinking is now more common in higher income groups, although those from poorer communities are more likely to die from alcohol-related illnesses.
The new findings come in the latest Annual Report from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Director of Public Health, Dr Sharon Hopkins, entitled “Alcohol and Its Impact on our Communities”.
The report, which has just been published, also shows that nearly 3,000 people attended the Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with an alcohol-related issue in 2010/11, with more people attending at weekends.
In her report, Dr Hopkins argues that the time has now come for the Welsh Government to lobby Westminster to set a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p......