Of all the revelations from the last 12 months, one of the most ‘sobering’ was a grim statistic: alcohol-related deaths have hit a record high.
Data from the ONS states that 5,460 deaths between January and September 2020 were caused by alcohol.
Now, I’ve been thinking about writing this for a long time. It just so happens that this gloomy press release landed in the same month I decided to give up alcohol. Even more timely, the nation is in uproar over the possibility that pubs might open in April…without booze.