One in ten people in NHS hospitals is alcohol dependent, according to a major study which calls for all patients to be quizzed on their drinking habits.
The study of more than 1.6 million admissions found that one in five people admitted for any reason was drinking at harmful levels.
And one in ten was classed as being dependent on alcohol, the research by Kings College London found.
I assume “harmful levels” is more than 14 units a week. The new and even more made up than the last limit. But what’s dependent?