Doing it by numbers: A simple approach to reducing the harms of alcohol

  title={Doing it by numbers: A simple approach to reducing the harms of alcohol},
  author={David J. Nutt and J{\"u}rgen Rehm},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={3 - 7}
  • D. Nutt, J. Rehm
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
Alcohol use is one of the top five causes of disease and disability in almost all countries in Europe, and in the eastern part of Europe it is the number one cause. In the UK, alcohol is now the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 16–54 years, accounting for over 20% of the total. Europeans above 15 years of age in the EU on average consume alcohol at a level which is twice as high as the world average. Alcohol should therefore be a public health priority, but it is not. This… 

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