I provided a short review of the literature around alcohol's J-curve for the New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Matters of Substance". I've previously been critical of the Drug Foundation's take on the J-Curve; it's been great that they've noted the evidence from this side.* There are some other great pieces in this month's issue. Their Mythbusters column checks whether drinking really can help us to forget. And they also look at the ongoing costs of New Zealand's war on marijuana.
Australasian Science Magazine asked me to contribute a short piece for their Conscience column; it was in the November issue. With their permission, I've embedded a scanned version below.The ethics of modelling costsEnjoy!
* For more extensive takes on moderate drinking and health: