With more than 10 million English citizens now drinking more than the suggested limit, England turns to medicine to help with its drink problem.
Doctors in England are testing a daily oral to stop people from drinking too much. The drug, Nalmefene (Selincro), targets the part of the brain that experiences pleasure from drinking alcohol thus making the person on the medication less likely to drink more than one glass.
In England, where drinking-related costs are high for the National Health Service (NHS), this could save the region a significant amount of money over the next few years. It is also believed that the drug will save human. Women who drink more than a half a bottle of wine a day and men who drink more than three quarters are more likely to experience mouth cancer, liver failure, or fatal car accidents. For women, the risk of breast cancer is increased by 20%.