RARHA - Good practice principles for low risk drinking guidelines

The present publication synthesizes work done in the EU co-funded Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol related Harm (RARHA) to identify good practice principles for the use of low risk drinking guidelines as a public health tool. The current guidelines in European countries show considerable variation in the quantity of alcohol consumption considered low-risk. Work was carried out in RARHA to shed light on the factors behind the divergence and explore whether some degree of consensus could be achieved. It is hoped that the principles and conclusions arising from this work are found helpful to inform future action and policy development.