Hartlepool has come 24th in a list of 50 worst places across the country for drinkers needing to go to hospital.
Seaside stag party resort Blackpool is the dangerous drinking capital of England, according to new figures. While Sunderland comes third. Elsewhere in the region, South Tyneside came tenth, ahead of Newcastle at 22 and County Durham at 34.
According to the figures, uncovered by Labour MP Liam Byrne, Blackpool had 1,230.5 per 100,000 people needing treatment last year.
This equates to just under five drinkers going to hospital every day.
Second on the list was Stoke-on-Trent, which had a rate of 982.5 per 100,000 people going to hospital for alcohol-related conditons.
Surprisingly just one area in London, Islington, featured in the top 50 - at 31st place with 800.8 per 100,000 people being admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions.
Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Mr Byrne said the shocking figures showed the nation had a long way to go to help heavy drinkers cut back on the bottle.
He said: “Booze abuse costs Britain a staggering £21 billion a year. These shocking figures expose just where our problem’s biggest.
“We’ve got to now make sure councils and health chiefs have proper plans in place to put treatment in reach of drinkers needing help.
“No one should suffer with alcohol addiction alone - especially when it’s parents with a problem.”
Top 50 dangerous drinking areas in England
Kingston upon Hull
Newcastle upon Tyne
Redcar and Cleveland
Blackburn with Darwen