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Alcohol guidelines are not working, says UK charity

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2568 (Published 04 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2568
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Two thirds of adults in the United Kingdom do not know how many units of alcohol they can drink to stay within government guidelines or how many units a glass of wine or a pint of beer contains, says a survey carried out for Drinkaware, the alcohol education charity.

The UK’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies, is reviewing the current guidelines on alcohol consumption, and Drinkaware said that …

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