DEATH BY ALCOHOL: Booze is killing more people in the North East than anywhere else in England
Alcohol deaths in the North East have reached shocking levels as calls are being made for the government to take serious, effective action.
Many people hit the bottle during lockdown as we found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands and not a lot to do. Going through stressful and unpredictable events can also lead to higher alcohol consumption.
Sadly, the pandemic has seen the number of deaths related to alcohol hit an all time high, with the North East being the worst affected area in England. Balance is the North East of England's alcohol office, and they've said the latest figures around alcohol deaths should be a stark warning to the government.
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