Earlier this year the ONS released the latest Statistical bulletin for alcohol-related deaths in the UK (2011). In 2011 there were 8,748 alcohol-related deaths in the UK, a small decrease of 42 fewer than 2010.
The trend remains relatively stable over the last 10 years, though with some fluctuations amongst males and significant regional variations. However overall rates are still significantly higher than 20 years ago following rising rates during the 1990s, and a Lancet piece last year predicted a longer term rise. Alcohol-related hospital