Factsheet: The impact of alcohol on health
Alcohol misuse is a major cause of illness, injury and death. The World Health Organisation has identified alcohol as the third largest risk factor to health in developed countries.
The number of alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom has consistently increased since the early 1990s, and alcohol-related illness or injury accounts for over 945,000 hospital admissions per year.
This factsheet looks in detail at a number of alcohol-related health effects.