HEALTH problems caused by alcohol and drunkenness are the major reasons behind hospital admissions in France.
A study featured by Europe 1, undertaken by La Société Française d'Alcoologie, found that there were 400,000 visits to hospital due to alcohol in one year, a 30% increase in three years.
The number of cases of people requiring hospital assistance due to alcohol is twice as high as those caused by diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
The study found increased numbers of younger people and women being admitted to hospital.
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