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Dying for a drink: alcohol across the lifespan

Publication date: Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Contributor(s): Mark Holmes, Thomas J Currid

We are a nation with an alcohol-induced dichotomy: we have a love affair with alcohol but are increasingly aware of its dangers. The pub has been a cornerstone of our society, providing a source of relationships and artistic imagination. However, our nation's favourite drug is also responsible for as many life-years lost as tobacco, but with additional psychological and socio-economic costs.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 10, Number 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 2013
Print edition page(s): 11-14
Contributor(s): Mark Holmes, Thomas J Currid

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