We are in denial about alcoholism – and it will get worse after lockdown

Government priorities were exposed when it classified off-licences as “essential services” to ensure the UK’s need for alcohol wasn’t threatened – and not one government minister has talked about the risks alcohol poses to health during the coronavirus outbreak. But for every £ invested in treatment, £3 are saved – especially important when our NHS is so drained of resources, Ian Hamilton urges in the Independent.