Alcohol death stats ‘don’t chime with my experience’ says addiction charity boss

David Higham, CEO and founder of The Well, said of the ONS figures: “We’ve been dealing with a large number of alcohol-related casualties and fatalities. We don’t see any clear signs these fell during this time period or that they’re falling now”. Cllr Bill McEwan also said the figures were “questionable” and asked for a local breakdown.