Alcohol abuse in Northern Ireland is costing up to £900m every year, the region's top doctor has warned. The startling claim from chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride came as he called for the introduction of minimum pricing on booze. He said more than 200,000 people are drinking at either hazardous or harmful levels. Dr McBride was speaking at an event for the Big Lottery Fund's Impact of Alcohol programme yesterday.
Northern Ireland's most senior doctor has called for the introduction of minimum pricing on alcohol. Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland Dr Michael McBride was speaking on Monday morning at an event for the Big Lottery Fund's Impact of Alcohol programme. "At the population level, the evidence shows that one of the most effective ways to tackle the issue is through price," Dr McBride said. Dr McBride said in his speech in Northern Ireland 70% of the alcohol is consumed by 20% of the drinkers.
The Housing Executive spent more than £7m rehoming people who fled under threat in the last five years, it has emerged. Almost 2,000 incidents of residents being forced out took place in Northern Ireland since 2012. Despite the high number of cases, just 32 convictions linked to the intimidation were recorded in a similar period. The information was obtained by The Detail website.
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