Excessive drinking is a major cause of disease and health inequalities are clearly evident as a result of alcohol-related harm. In England, alcohol misuse costs the NHS around £2.7 billion a year, causes 1.1 million hospital admissions, contributes to 1.2 million incidents of violent crime a year, 40% of domestic violence cases, and 6% of all road casualties.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

The 2014 Annual Public Health Report (PDF, 2.4 MB) is dedicated to the dangers of alcohol. We have also produced alcohol and liver disease profiles for each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Kent.

We have produced the following needs assessments:

We have also produced an analysis of the overlap between obesity, alcohol and smoking (PDF, 636.3 KB) and an analysis of the One You initiative in Kent (PDF, 2.6 MB).

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to alcohol and its impact on public health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for,  we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.
External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to alcohol and its impact on health, both at national and local level.