Alcohol-related deaths highest for 20 years


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Deaths linked to alcohol rose to their highest level for twenty years, according to newly released figures.


Between 2019 and 2020, alcohol-related deaths rose 19% to a two-decade high.


The data reveal that men in poorer parts of the country are three times more likely to die from alcohol-related conditions than men in more affluent areas.


The country registered 438 alcohol-related deaths in 2020.


Most of these deaths result from liver disease.

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