Our readers respond to news that doctors have urged the government to bring in minimum unit pricing for alcohol as research reveals the extent of liver disease
Your article (Doctors warn of soaring UK alcohol deaths, 24 July) did not refer to an important element in the question of “soaring alcohol deaths” – alcoholism.
This disease is the silent destroyer of thousands of lives, families and careers. It is a terrible, all-consuming illness, not just a tramp lying drunk on a park bench. The medical profession is remarkably ill-informed about alcoholism, and very few hospital and GP doctors recognise the …read more