In 2010 alcohol use was the third leading risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease after high blood pressure and tobacco smoking
Alcohol misuse costs England approximately £21bn per year in healthcare, crime and lost productivity costs
An estimated 9990 people were casualties of drink-driving accidents in the UK in 2011 including 280 who were killed and 1290 who suffered serious injury
Alcohol is 45% more affordable than it was in 1980
More than 36,200 people were admitted to hospital because of the toxic effect of alcohol in England in 2011/13, thats nearly 700 every week.