The number of people admitted to hospital in the North East for alcohol-related liver problems has nearly doubled in the past ten years.
Most worrying, the campaign group Balance says there has been a sharp rise in admissions of people under thirty.
The figures mostly refer to alcoholics, but as Dan Ashby reports, even people who binge-drink once a week or more are putting themselves at risk.
You can watch his full report below.
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