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64 Drink Themselves to Death in Cornwall

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7:01am 9th March 2012

Sixty-four people are drinking themselves to death in Cornwall every year.

But the latest stats reveal that number is falling.

It covers illnesses like liver failure but does not include things like drink-drive crashes. Experts say that means the real figure may actually be a lot higher.

Kisty, who lives near Newquay, said, "It doesn't cross my mind often but when I see my friends in the state they've been in it does cross my mind then. The people I used to go out drinking with drank far too much. It just got them into too much trouble."

Rob Taylor is an emergency consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. He said, "A lot of people aren't aware of the risks. Maybe they think they will be OK. But we see people from all sorts of backgrounds coming in with alcohol related harm. The worst cases we see are people who have been involved in car crashes through drink driving."

7:01am 9th March 2012

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