The staffordshire moorlands has the second highest rate of hospital admissions of under 18’s due to alcohol in staffordshire.
Alcohol consumption is a contributing factor to hospital admissions and deaths from a diverse range of conditions. Alcohol misuse is estimated to cost the NHS about £3.5 billion per year and society as a whole £21 billion annually.
figures released by Public Health England show that Tamworth is the only place with higher admissions in staffordshire seeing 50 people per 100,000 under 18’s being admitted to hospital for issues relating to alcohol.
In the Moorlands there are 42 admissions into hospital for issues relating to alcohol per 100 thousand people under 18.
The average for England is 33 people per 100,000 People.