Leader: A price worth paying to cure nation’s drink problem
As a nation, we buy enough alcohol for every single person in the country to exceed the recommended maximum every week of the year. The average Scot buys more than 20 units of alcohol a week, compared with the guideline figure of 14 units. And, every week, an average of 24 Scots die because of alcohol-related health problems. It is fair to say that Scotland has a drink problem.