In 2017/18, the alcohol-related stay rate per 100,000 population in general acute hospitals was 668.3, a 2.5% decrease compared to the previous year (685.4). There has been a general decline in alcohol-related stays since 2007/08.
The first SNP government was sworn in on 16 May 2007. I know it’s only a correlation, or is it? Look at these faces and see how you feel.
How do we compare with the rest of Europe? Contrary to English stand-up comedians, we were by no means the drunk man of Europe, even in 2010 as the calming effects of life, under the SNP, could only have begun to have impact.http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/190430/Status-Report-on-Alcohol-and-Health-in-35-European-Countries.pdf