Louis Theroux at Nordiske Mediedager 2009 The BBC documentary Drinking to Oblivion, presented by Louis Theroux last night caused quite a stir on the Twittersphere. People were very concerned at the people addicted to alcohol and how continuing to drink was endangering their lives.

While those of us who drink in moderation might feel some complacency that things have not got as bad as portrayed in this film, many of us are unaware of the latest government guidelines. There is no safe alcohol intake, as all alcohol consumption increases the chance of contracting cancer.

New guidelines that came out in January 2016 recommend that men and women do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week (equivalent to 6 pints of beer or 6 glasses of wine). Alcohol consumption should be spread over 3 or 4 days rather than consumed all at once. For more advice see https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

I have helped people change their drinking habits with hypnotherapy. Contact me on 07588563143 if you would like more information.

Dennis Richards