Bringing together evidence, policy and practice to reduce alcohol harm
How far can we trust the latest Global Burden of Disease study?
Professor Tim Stockwell – Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
We spoke to Professor Tim Stockwell about the major issues of the study, including:
- Why the study has reported 1 million fewer alcohol deaths compared to its 2018 publication, despite no fall in global alcohol consumption
- How various biases throw off studies and suggest health benefits of alcohol
- Whether we should now distrust the GBD group
- and the difficulties of understanding risk