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Letters Alcohol excess

Alcohol excess: time for a new positive and multifaceted strategy

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 25 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4300
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Welwyn AL6 0UD, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}

We agree with Salisbury that new measures are needed to promote sensible attitudes towards drinking and are pleased that her article took a balanced approach.1 We need a positive and multifaceted strategy that targets different settings and supports different age groups.

Much more could be done in primary care.234 Early identification and brief advice …

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