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France - 'Le binge-drinking' takes hold of France as alcohol-related hospital admissions rise by 30% (27.3.13)

France has seen a sharp rise in the number of people being hospitalised for alcohol-related conditions. Around 400,000 people out of a population of 65 million are admitted to French hospitals every year for conditions like comas, hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, a rise of 30 per cent compared with three years ago.