« Alcohol in the news 8/12/06 | Main | Christmas alcohol campaigns 12/12/06 »

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Comments

Dear Libby

Thanks for the podcast. I’m confused about the concern raised by an apparent dropping of alcohol free days as my reading of the 1995 guidelines is that they didn’t include any such a provision. This was introduced sometime after and if anyone knows by whom I would be grateful for this information. For example the report states

“Drink Free Days
9.9 Excessive drinking can adversely affect the normal physiological function of tissues which then need time to recover fully. After an episode of heavy drinking it is advisable therefore to refrain from drinking for 48 hours to allow this. Breaks in consumption are only a short term measure and people whose pattern of drinking places them at significant risk should seek professional advice. Such breaks in consumption are not required on health grounds for people drinking at low risk levels of daily consumption.”
.

See
http://www.portmangroup.org.uk/uploaded_files/documents/35_74_Sensibledrinking.pdf

Very best wishes

David

I am glad that the drinks industry has used it's undoubtedly benevolent & disinterested influence to persuade the bureaucrats at the Department of Health to clarify & liberlise the guidance on low-risk drinking, thereby ending more than 10 years of confusion that resulted from their original intervention.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Alcohol Policy UK

  • Aims to help the alcohol field stay up to date with news & developments more here.

    Its editor is James Morris. Got a question? Email us.

    For alcohol help see here or call 0300 123 1110

Subscribe


  • Receive all new posts by email

    Receive round up newsletter

Government Alcohol Strategy


  • Current Government alcohol policy is detailed here.

Other info