Why Britain’s drinking problem has been significantly overstated

Published On: 24th April 2014

So the media have finally cottoned on to the fact that binge drinking is declining, not increasing as they have been telling us for years. The strangest part of the coverage of new research by Cardiff University linking a drop in violent crime to declining binge drinking is that the press reporting the story treat it as news: whatever link there is between binge drinking and alcohol consumption, both have been in long term decline for a decade. It’s just that no one wanted to admit that, until now.