After the pandemic: prepare for alcohol harms

“Many people reacted to the closure of pubs and restaurants by stocking up to drink at home in isolation,” Prof Sir Ian Gilmore, who chairs Alcohol Health Alliance UK, and Ilora Finlay, who chairs the House of Lords Commission on Alcohol Harms, write in BMJ. “If we don’t prepare for emerging from the pandemic, we will see the toll of increased alcohol harm for a generation.” Tony Rao adds more on elderly drinkers.