The UK has seen a 6% spike in the number of alcohol-related hospital admissions.

Annually, almost a million people (800,000+) are heading to the hospital with injuries and illnesses brought on by drinking. That is about four times the number of alcohol-related admissions from 2007.

Public Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo, states the “irresponsible and harmful practices” are killing Britain’s residents to the tune of heart disease and stroke caused by excessive drinking.

The KPMG performed an audit and recommended a complete overhaul of the laws which govern the alcohol industry. This increase may lead to a ban on nightclub and pub happy hours all around the UK. Things are so bad, the UK government accuses Britain of having a problem with binge-drinking.

Who knew the British could out-drink Americans?