A hard-hitting report 'Alcohol misuse: tackling the UK epidemic' makes a series of recommendations to tackle alcohol misuse which is related to over 60 medical conditions.
Other recommendations include an end to happy hours and two-for-one offers, labels on all alcohol, showing units, and a reduction in the legal drink-drive limit.
GPC chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said: ‘As a GP it is disheartening to refer someone who has an alcohol problem for help but know that they'll be waiting months to be seen by the appropriate specialised agency. In that time not only does their health worsen, but the effects on their family and work life can be catastrophic.'
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