The NHS is stretched by accident and emergency departments delaing with alcohol related injuries. All of this is a burden on the tax system.

A tax/fine should be placed on patients who present themselves with injury where alcohol has been a contributing factor.

With this, substance abuse awareness should be introduced to schools; allowing for counselling services to children where substance abuse is within the home.

Why is this idea important?

Alcohol abuse is rampent in society. Personal injury contributed by intoxication of alcohol is only one area to tackle. Hopefully people would think twice before drinking and acting stupid – their injury could not only cost them their life; it could also cost then £££

Children should be given the opportunity to avoid substance abuse. Criminalisation will never work as it only shifts the problem but awareness allows others tackle the issue before it begins.

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