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Alcohol Policy UK: ‘Alcohol, health inequalities and the harm paradox’ - IAS report

Friday 14th November 2014

This article, published online by Alcohol Policy UK, discusses a new report from The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS).

The report includes an audio podcast by Sir Michael Marmot and addresses the issue of the 'alcohol harm paradox' - why lower socioeconomic groups experience greater health problems due to alcohol, despite drinking less than those on higher incomes.

Sir Michael Marmot commentted on the report: "It's a mixture of alcohol and other things that make individuals and groups more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol… given that people of low socioeconomic position are vulnerable to a whole range of different disorders, the report suggests that alcohol interacts with this vulnerability.”

The full article is available to read on Alcohol Policy UK's website.