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Alcohol - Part Four
First broadcast April 2006

Is the world drinking itself to death?

A drink or two is perfectly safe. But what happens when the drinking goes too far?

Part Four: Is Alcohol the next global Health Crisis?

Nigel Wrench meets the men and women whose lives have been dominated by alcohol.

A rising binge drinking culture, together with alcohol-related crime and disease, has been reaching headlines across the world.

With people consuming more alcohol at a younger age, is alcohol posing a threat as the next global health crisis - and is the world doing enough to prepare for it?


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