Alcohol has always been considered as a leading problem affecting the society, the health services, the economic status and also the individual. New figures affirm that in order to compensate for the harms or damage incurred due to alcohol, an estimated £615 cost will be spent per head in Scotland.
The charity Alcohol Focus Scotland has prepared a report, which includes the costs incurred due to alcohol related problems across the state. The report reviewed the additional costs that have burdened health services, have an impact on government budget, social care in 32 authority areas.
The report highlighted that the Glasgow City Council has been affected the most in the state, as the harms costing them an estimated £364.79 million during the year 2010-11. Aberdeen and Dundee were next in the list, with costs up to £557 per person and £492, respectively.
East Renfrewshire was notified to be the least affected, with costs at £214 per person. This has been for the first time that the charity has revealed the regional figures in a similar manner as previous Scottish Government published in 2010, costing the country £3.6 billion a year.
Dr. Evelyn Gillan, Chief Executive of charity, said: "It is clear that alcohol is costing us all too much".
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