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.