The number of people receiving alcohol treatment in Reading has jumped to its highest level in six years.

Around 332 adults were treated for either alcohol abuse or alcohol and drug problems in the area in 2014/15, up 11 per cent from 300 in 2013/14, and the highest number since at least 2009/10.

That’s according to figures released by NHS England following a Freedom of Information request.

Reported by the Reading Chronicle. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.