'No' to getting tanked up

'No' to getting tanked up

'No' to getting tanked up

First published in Opinion

DRINK – or at least those who indulge in too much of it – is an ongoing problem for our society.

An idea to have US-style drunk tanks instead of treating those who’ve had too much in A&E sounds like a sensible way to ease the pressure on emergency staff.

But, as those on the front line points out today, it’s not that simple – they fear injuries could be easily missed.

There is one other, seemingly simple way to deal with the issue – for people to drink responsibly and not need a sobering station or A&E in the first place.

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10:32am Fri 20 Jun 14

mmmmmmm says...

Could it be anything to do with our retarded drug laws?
Could it be anything to do with our retarded drug laws? mmmmmmm
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11:00pm Sat 21 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

mmmmmmm wrote:
Could it be anything to do with our retarded drug laws?
More likely that the government makes more in tax from alcohol than it costs to fund the NHS to sort drunks out.
[quote][p][bold]mmmmmmm[/bold] wrote: Could it be anything to do with our retarded drug laws?[/p][/quote]More likely that the government makes more in tax from alcohol than it costs to fund the NHS to sort drunks out. breamoreboy
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