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Alcohol Action Ireland. [Alcohol Action Ireland] Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, delivers the opening address at Alcohol Action Ireland’s Have We Bottled It? Alcohol Marketing and Young People conference. (16 Oct 2010)

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And it is true that there are some positives in relation to alcohol, some level of social lubrication and some health benefits. But these benefits are derived only from low levels of alcohol consumption. And this is not the way we drink alcohol in this country. Somehow we have let ourselves believe that alcohol is not really a problem in Ireland. We are complacent. We choose to ignore evidence of the huge and avoidable extent of the problem that alcohol wreaks on our society.

 

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