Fewer problem drinkers are receiving treatment even though record numbers need help, figures from the House of Commons library show.
Just 80,454 people in England were treated in 2016-17 for addiction to alcohol,about one in seven of the 605,688 people being deemed to be â€œalcohol dependentâ€.
â€œPeople addicted to alcohol are paying the price for this governmentâ€™s cruel and reckless cuts to public health.â€
The number of people being treated has fallen by 11,197 (12.2%) since 2013-14, when 91,651 received help. The decline has coincided with an increase in the number of people deemed alcohol dependent. It has risen every year from 581,780 in 2011-12 to 605,688 in 2016-17.
Addiction services are also close to â€œbreaking pointâ€ as the result of the Â£550m of cuts to public health budgets of local councils ordered by ministers since 2015 to give more money to overworked hospitals, Ashworth will say.
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