Alcohol Harm in Malaysia: Always the Right Time to Discuss

Mohd Fadzli MI, Amer Nordin AS


Introduction: Alcohol is a major risk factor for various non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular related illnesses, liver cirrhosis and cancer. Despite the dangers of alcohol use, there is limited local research available to assist policy and advocacy. This commentary attempts to highlight what is presently available and suggestions to move forward in this field of research and services provision.

Methods: A brief report of recent updates is provided for this article.

Results and Conclusion: A number of recommendations are provided to assist in deliberating discussions to shape future policies which will improve current available practice and clinical service in the field of alcohol addiction.

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Alcohol Dependence; Addiction; Prevention

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