Drinking culture in New Zealand putting 'lives at risk', worse than in Australia

A NZ Herald article.

Hazardous drinking rates jumped over the Covid-19 lockdown last year, says Alcohol Healthwatch executive director Dr Nicki Jackson.

Her claims are backed up by the Ministry of Health’s data on emergency department attendances.

The number of attendances in May 2020 was higher by 200 visits than a year earlier, with roughly 400 more visits in both June and July.

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