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Alcohol Addiction

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how much money was spent in Scotland on research into cures for alcohol addiction in each of the past five years;(2) how much money was spent in Scotland on research programmes on alcohol addiction in each of the past five years.

The information is not available in the form requested. The figures for research projects on alcohol addiction funded by the Scottish Home and Health Department are as follows:

£
1981–8242,064
1982–8348,099
1983–8441,952
1984–8569,648
1985–8681,160

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many deaths were recorded as due to diseases normally associated with alcohol addiction in Scotland in each of the last five years;(2) how many deaths were recorded in Scotland in each of the past five years from diseases normally associated with alcohol addiction.

The figures are as follows for deaths from selected causes, in Scotland, in the years 1981–1985.

Deaths From Selected Causes—Scotland, 1981–1985
International Classification of Diseases Codes*
Year291303305·0425·5571·0–3Total
19812130238167330
19821123449163340
19836112359177339
198421064011193352
198521244414193377
* ICD 291 — Alcoholic psychosis.
ICD 303 — Alcoholic dependence syndrome.
ICD 305·0 — Non-dependent abuse of alcohol.
ICD 425·5 — Alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
ICD 571·0 — Alcoholic fatty liver.
·1 — Acute alcoholic hepatitis.
·2 — Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver.
·3 — Alcoholic liver damage unspecified.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money was spent in Scotland in each of the past five years on curing people addicted to or misusing alcohol.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many hospital beds in Scotland were taken up in each of the past five years by patients suffering from physical and psychiatric ailments normally associated with alcohol addiction or alcohol misuse.

The average daily number of beds in NHS hospitals in Scotland in the last five years for which information is available, occupied by patients for whom the principal diagnosis is alcoholic psychosis, alcohol dependence syndrome, non-dependent abuse of alcohol, alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver ad other chronic liver disease without mention of alcohol was as follows:

Number
1980693
1981651
1982624
1983654
1984640