One in five people admitted to a UK hospital drinks alcohol in a harmful way and one in 10 depends on it, a study suggests. King's College London researchers want people with issues caused by drinking to be screened. They are also calling for more trained staff to give support. Alcohol can cause a large number of medical conditions, which costs the NHS in the UK around £3.5bn a year.
But many may not be receiving appropriate treatment, they said.
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