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New pill to reduce #alcohol #dependence?

Are you dependent on alcohol? If so a new drug might be what you need.

‘Nalmefene’, a tablet taken once a day, may be made available to people who regularly drink high amounts of alcohol, reducing their urge to drink.

The World Health Organization defines high alcohol consumption as drinking more than 7.5 units per day for men and more than 5 units per day for women.

For men, that is three pints of beer or cider at 5% strength. For women, two pints of similar strength alcohol would put them into the high consumption category.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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