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31,963 People Admitted To Hospital In Cork Last Year Due To Alcohol And Drug Misuse

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08:23 15 Jul 2022

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31,963 people were admitted to hospital in Cork last year due to alcohol and drug misuse.

That's according to HSE figures released to Cork's RedFM through a Freedom of Information request.

They show that there was an increase of more that 850 admissions on 2020.

The figures come as the University of Washington's School of Medicine published a study yesterday which says younger adults should steer clear of alcohol - as it is of NO benefit.

The research suggests drinking more than a small shot glass of beer a day, or two tablespoons' worth of wine - could pose health risks for those under the age of 40.

In the first four months of this year alone, there has already been nearly 12,000 alcohol and drug misuse-related admissions in Cork.

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