Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed local profiles demonstrating the high level of alcohol harm within Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

The local area profiles highlight the number of people drinking over the recommended low-risk guidelines, the number of hospital admissions and deaths as a result of alcohol, and the cost of alcohol harm to the public purse, among other key facts.

Find out more about alcohol harm in:

We have also prepared a document to provide full references for our sources and to explain how some data was calculated.

Access our references and methods

To find out more about alcohol harm in Scotland, please see the Scotland Alcohol Profile and the accompanying references and methods document.

The figures

£5-10 billion
Amount that alcohol use costs Scotland per year