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Monday, February 25, 2013

Is it time for global alcohol consumption guidelines?

A comparison of drinking guidelines around the world shows there is little consensus between countries on what constitutes ‘safe’ or lower risk alcohol consumption. In this guest post,Dr Richard de Visser, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex explores the study conducted with Doctoral student Ms Nina Furtwængler. It was published this month in Drug and Alcohol Review.

The study examined government alcohol consumption guidelines in 57 countries, including all 27 European Member States, and found a remarkable lack of agreement about what constitutes harmful or excessive alcohol consumption on a daily basis or weekly basis.  > > > >   Read More