Adult wellness JSNA


In 2021/22 there were 504 hospital admissions per 100,000 people for alcohol-related conditions in the borough. This is statistically similar to the England rate of 494 (Office for Health Improvement & Disparities).

Problematic drinking behaviours

National data shows young people aged 16–24 are less likely to drink than any other age group. However, when they do drink, consumption on their heaviest drinking day tends to be higher than that of other age groups.

Whilst binge drinking is the most high profile risk behaviour associated with drinking alcohol it should also be acknowledged that regularly drinking more than the recommended limit can also cause significant health problems.

The impact of alcohol

Alcohol-related harm is a major health problem. As many as 28 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women in England drink alcohol in a way that presents an increasing risk to their health and wellbeing.

Alcohol use has health and social consequences for individuals, their families and the wider community. Drinking too much alcohol can increase the risk of getting a major disease such as mouth and throat cancers, liver cirrhosis, having a stroke and developing mental health problems. Reducing alcohol-related harm is one of the key indicators in health improvement.

Statistics on alcohol

Guidance and information on alcohol