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There an estimated 370,000 problem gamblers in the UK.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe War Cry – 18th February 2006
At peak times 8 out of 10 admissions to the Emergency Room are a result of drinking costing the UK £12 billion a year.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsAlcohol Concern & Prime Ministers Strategy Unit
Regular annual drug users: 5 million use cannabis / 3.4 million ecstasy / 2 million amphetamines & cocaine.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsObserver/ICM Poll
Binge drinking is blighting the UK with an alarming rise in alcohol-related problems, George Best's surgeon says. Professor Roger Williams said price rises and better labelling on bottles would help tackle the problem.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel - February 10th 2006
Drug abuse in women’s prison has fallen by almost one third since visitors were banned from kissing inmates. The ban on kissing on the lips was introduced to prevent drugs being smuggled to inmates from mouth to mouth during apparently passionate clinches.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel – 17th January 2006
More than a third of men are self medicating with alcohol to help them deal with stress. A survey by health charity Developing Patient Partnership (DPP) found that 34% of men and 26% of women would consider an alcoholic drink as a way of helping them feel less stressed.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel – 12th January 2006
Up to one million visits to A&E each year in England could be due to illegal drug use.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel – 17th November 2005
1.1 million adults in England suffer from alcohol dependency.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Independent – 2nd November 2005
36% of young British skiers and snowboarders drink so much on the slopes they end up being injured, fined or thrown out of their resorts.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Independent – 4th November 2005
The overall number of users of cannabis treated for mental health disorders has risen by 42%. Government figures show that there has been a 22% leap in hospital admissions, attributed directly to cannabis.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsChristian Herald – 15th October 2005
UK charity CARE wrote to 3,000 churches in relation to internet pornography. From the 1,200 replies it found that, 97% indicated they believed this was a serious problem in the church. All had dealt pastorally with at least 2 people affected by it during the previous year. 86% said they lacked the resources to support those who suffered with it and a number of these leaders confessed to having the same problem themselves.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsProphecy Today – September/October 2005
The office for National Statistics recently reported that alcohol related deaths in England and Wales rose by 18% from 2000 to 2004. Approximately 30% of the population are likely to be vulnerable to excessive and compulsive use of alcohol. A recent survey of 1,000 residents in Salvation Army hostels showed that 46% had addiction problems.

Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe War Cry – 27th August 2005
Researchers from Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand have found that smoking cannabis nearly doubles the risk of developing mental illness.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsTriple Helix – Spring 2005
In developing countries with low mortality, alcohol is the leading risk factor for males, causing 9.8% of years lost to death and disability. Against a general spend of 2% of household income on alcohol in Delhi, families with frequent-drinking husbands spent 24%. Among the urban poor in Sri Lanka, 30% of families use alcohol and spent more than 30% of their income on it.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsReform – May 2005
Over the festive period in Staffordshire last year, nearly 12% of motorists tested were over the limit. This time the percentage who failed or refused tests dropped by two thirds to 4% - 51 out of 1,269 tested.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Informer – February 2005
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