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It’s not just the young who have a drink problem

  • I consume 100 times more alcohol than my dad did.

Now I’ve learned that harmful drinking affects older people most, I feel I need to do better

  • Ian Jack
  • The Guardian

Recently I calculated that every year I drink about 100 times as much alcohol as my father did, and at least 200 times as much as my mother.

Meth 2bThe annual total in dad’s case came at most to a dozen small bottles of beer plus a whisky at New Year, while over the same 12 months Mum might have two or three glass of advocaat mixed with lemonade, and at New Year a couple more of sherry.

These tiny amounts have to be measured against my own domestic intake of getting on for three bottles of wine a week, or let’s say 150 bottles a…

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