Britain’s alcoholism explosion – archive, 1970
19 January 1970: Monday is now established as ‘hangover’ day when 250,000 will stay away from work
Britain is in danger of an “alcoholic explosion.” Today, about 250,000 men will be absent from work because of heavy weekend drinking. The cost to the nation in a full year may be as much as £250 millions.
A report by the National Council on Alcoholism says both industry and the country as a whole are trying to hide the growing drink problem.
Pity no one told them of the Victorian love for St Monday…..