Ignoring the social benefits of drinking   Leave a comment

This article was first published with the Independent and then re-printed in Counterpunch, in October 2010

“Awareness raising” has become a common objective for health campaigns concerned about the dangers of alcohol. The gruesome Drinkaware television adverts and the NHS-sponsored posters are a case in point. They deface the back of every pub toilet door with a clear anti-drinking message. According to them, drinking alcohol leads to unprotected sex, violence and vomit (for the teenagers) and heart disease, liver failure and missed workdays (for the grown-ups).

There is a problem with this.

You can read the rest of this article here: http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2010/10/01/4819/

 

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Alcohol

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