FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Are you drinking this most widely used drug?

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Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug - and a dangerous one at that. So why are so many of us drinking over the recommended limits?

Why does alcohol have such a powerful grip on us? How much of our relationship with this drug is written in our genes? What are the real dangers of our children drinking too young?

In this full-length feature documentary, addiction expert John Marsden, who likes a drink, makes a professional and personal exploration of our relationship with alcohol.

He undergoes physical and neurological examinations to determine its impact, and finds out why some people will find it much harder than others to resist alcohol.

Marsden experiments with a designer drug being developed that hopes to replicate all the benefits of alcohol without the dangers. Could this drug replace alcohol in the future?

Are you drinking too much?

Have you ever wondered whether the amount of alcohol you drink could be affecting your health? Take this quiz on Health24 to find out if you're drinking more than you should be.

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