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Hawks, D., V. (1994). A review of current guidelines on moderate drinking for individual consumers. Contemporary Drug Problems, 21, (2), pp. 223-237. [RJ185]

A review of current guidelines for safe or responsible drinking has been undertaken to determine whether it is possible to discern a consensus in the advice given. The qualifications attached to such advice are identified as are the methodological difficulties associated with establishing the scientific bases for such advice.

Despite the numerous caveats which need to be entertained, it is concluded that substantial agreement can be observed in the advice provided, though whether such advice should be provided is still a matter of debate.

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