Plans to treat ‘mild alcoholics’ with pills may fail because people who drink two glasses of wine a night often do not believe they have a problem and may refuse to take drugs, Royal College of GPs has said.
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, from the Royal College of GPs, said it was a ‘welcome addition to the armoury’ but doctors will only prescribe it to those who want to reduce their drinking.
That two glasses a night is a problem is a problem in itself. I’d certainly class it under the freedom to find our own way into that long dark night. Not that it actually works particularly well. But isn’t it nice that they tell us that only people who actually want it will be prescribed it?