The Great Debate UK

When is the cost of drinking alcohol too high?

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JohnCunningham- John A. Cunningham is Canada research chair in brief interventions for addictive behaviours, a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a professor at the University of Toronto. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Whether you live in Britain, Canada, the U.S. or one of many other countries around the world, alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of preventable death.

When people think about alcohol problems, the image of someone with severe drinking problems usually comes to mind.

However, one of the interesting facts about alcohol is that people with less severe drinking problems cause most alcohol-related problems in society.

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