The facts we all should know


Did you know businesses profits from risky drinking?

The financial interest of alcohol businesses conflicts with reducing risky and heavier drinking, because higher levels of drinking contribute the bulk of their income. In England, for example, those drinking above low risk drinking guideline levels are estimated to account for 68% of total alcohol sales revenue.

Show me the science

Casswell S, Callinan S, Chaiyasong S, Cuong PV, Kazantseva E, Bayandorj T, Huckle T, Parker K, Railton R, Wall M. How the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol and works to protect its profits. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2016 Nov;35(6):661-664. doi: 10.1111/dar.12460. Epub 2016 Oct 27. PMID: 27785844.

Bhattacharya A, Angus C, Pryce R, Holmes J, Brennan A, Meier PS. How dependent is the alcohol industry on heavy drinking in England? Addiction. 2018 Dec;113(12):2225-2232. doi: 10.1111/add.14386. Epub 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30136436.

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