Alcohol was responsible for more hospital admissions in Canada last year than heart attacks. Treatment was for alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease and more – all 100 per cent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol, says a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. There were 77-thousand alcohol-related admissions in 2016 – an average 212 a day – compared to 75 thousand heart attacks. The majority of alcohol-related hospitalizations were linked to mental health and addictions. Click here for more on this story.
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