Booze, drugs send 9k to hospital

The glass is half full, but not for very long!
The glass is half full, but not for very long!

Booze and drugs sent almost 9k people to hospital in the Western Trust between 2010/11 and 2012/13.

The number of admissions to hospitals within the health authority rose from 2,772 in 2010/11 to 3,071 in 2011/12 before falling back to 2,913 in 2012/13.

The total number over the three year period was 8,756.