A survey has found one in three adults drink more than Government guidelines Credit: ITV NewsOne in three adults in the West Country drink above the Government's recommended alcohol guidelines.
The survey, by Public Health Action, found many of these drinkers were unaware of the risks alcohol poses to health, including increased rates of obesity, heart disease and dementia.
Police in Devon and Cornwall will be taking to social media tonight in an attempt to show the extent of alcohol-related incidents they deal with.
Beginning at 8pm and continuing until 2am, the Tweetathon will also include advice for people affected by alcohol-related crime.
It's estimated that 40% of calls to police on a Friday night are to report alcohol-related incidents.
Implementing a minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks would dratically reduce the harm caused by alcohol abuse. That's the message from Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.
He's written to the Government asking for a system to be put in place immediately. It's estimated the cost of alcohol fuelled crime in Devon and Cornwall costs £366 million pounds.
Devon and Cornwall's Police Commissioner is asking supermarkets across the region to help to lower alcohol related crime.
Tony Hogg wants to meet retailers to discuss the growing availability of low cost and super-strength alcohol. It's costing more than £360 million a year to police across Devon and Cornwall.
The paramedic who treated teenage cliff fall victim Paddy Higgins in Newquay says under 18s are still getting drunk in the town.
Ashley Mann recalls the harrowing details of Paddy's death three years ago today.
Morrisons have responded to Government plans to bring in a minimum price for alcohol:
A minimum price per unit of alcohol will be introduced in England and Wales alongside plans to ban the sale of multi-buy discount deals, the Prime Minister has announced. Find out more about the proposals and whether you will be affected.