Blackpool has the highest level of alcohol addiction in Britain, figures reveal

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BLACKPOOL is Britain’s booze battle blackspot, official figures show.

The number being treated for alcohol addiction is triple the national average.

Blackpool is Britain’s booze battle blackspot, official figures show

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NHS statistics reveal that last year in the town, famous for its golden mile, ballroom and tower, there were 4,188 adults dependent on alcohol.

The rate of 36.22 per 1,000 people compares to the national average of 12.89.

Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hull are in the top five areas.

Southampton, eighth in the table, was the only place in the top ten in the South.

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In total there are just over 500,000 adults in England classified as being dependent on alcohol.

Blackpool Council has released an app to tackle the problem.

Alcohol specialist Nuno Albuquerque said: “In the North, less is spent on alcohol awareness campaigns and treatment.”

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