A Daybreak survey of police officers has revealed that 95% believe that too much police time is spent on dealing with drunk individuals.
More than 40% have said that assault is the most common alcohol-related crime, followed by anti-social behaviour.
The programme investigated Britain's relationship with alcohol after a police chief called for privately run "drunk tanks" to be set up to look after inebriated people unable to care for themselves.
Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police has called for 'drunk cells' to take pressure off police and hospitals caused by binge drinkers.
The first step for an alcoholic on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem, if you're a country, the same principle applies.