Alcohol - Britain's Most Harmful Drug | Drugs Map of Britain

Dec 2017

London’s intake of this country's most harmful drug is boosted in December when British people drink 41% more alcohol than other months of the year.

 

We follow Garry, whose future depends on kicking his alcohol addiction, and 25 year-old Nathaniel, who delivers alcohol after hours to some of London’s richest residents, and discover how young, drunk revellers are comforted by OAPs like 71 year old Katie.

 

 

For men, the recommended weekly limit was cut by a third to 14 units per week, equivalent to about seven pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. So what is behind the change?

 

This is just one question of many that Javid aims to answer as he explores the science of drinking and the new evidence for the health risks of alcohol. Why do some people get drunk quicker than others? What is behind red wine's healthy reputation? Is a nightcap actually good for your sleep? Does lining your stomach work? And can alcohol actually make you eat more?

 

 

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