Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise in Scotland but Fewer Teens Drinking

(The Christian Institute) Alcohol-related deaths for adults have risen for the fourth year in a row in Scotland, according to new figures.

Figures released by NHS Health Scotland revealed an average of 22 deaths a week due to alcohol misuse in 2016—more than two and a half times the number for 1981.

Experts have said the increase is “very concerning.”

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