According to the news today the UK is a nation of secret boozers. New figures show that around half of us lie about how much we drink.

Drunk girl sleeping

A team at the University College London ran a study into our drinking habits. It would seem we are only owning up to drinking around 3 billion litres of alcohol which is substantially less than the amounts being purchased each year.

A shocking 8 out of every 10 people may be exceeding the daily recommended levels for safe drinking with half of us being classed as binge-drinkers. And the problem is most common amongst well off women who live in the south of England.

Last year alcohol accounted for almost 9,000 deaths in the UK and problem drinking costs the country up to 22 billion pounds a year.

We’d love to know what you think about this story …. do you think we drink to much?


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