Binge drinkers, it would seem, are getting a bit of a reprieve. Story after story is telling how they are not the worst, or at least not the only, offenders when it comes to alcohol abuse. First it was families drinking behind closed doors, then it was the middle classes, and now its the baby-boomers.
Research by Alcohol Concern saud that baby boomers (those aged between 55 and 74) are more of a burden on the NHS than young people because of their excessive drinking. The costs to the NHS of my mother and her friend’s age group are more than 10 times greater than the 16 to 24-year-old group.