Alcohol and anaesthesia

Dr Tom Blincoe, Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Cornwall Hospital, & Dr Duncan Chambler, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Department of Anaesthetics, Dorset County Hospital

01 Sep 2019

Alcohol is the most commonly consumed recreational drug in the UK – 56% of adults drink alcohol regularly and nearly 10% drink on 5 or more days a week. 1.6 million adults in the UK may have some level of alcohol dependence (Office for National Statistics, 2017).