2 thoughts on “Drinking, heavy drinking and total consumption”

  1. Posted 04/09/2013 at 15:14 | Permalink

    We seem to be seeing something similar with recent figures on obesity, which show the proportion of obese people in the population remaining static, or even falling, but the very obese becoming more and more obese.

    Mind you, if your real agenda is social control, then the total consumption model is powerfully attractive.

  2. Posted 05/09/2013 at 09:43 | Permalink

    The almost tripling of alcohol related admissions since 2002 isn’t plausible as a measure of effect. Cirrhosis is likely to be more accurate and this seems to be increasing far more slowly or levelling out. The police can no longer leave drunks on the street or tell their friends to carry them home. This could partly explain the huge rise in admissions – together with the changing definitions.

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