Petticrew M, Fitzgerald N, Maani N, McCambridge J, Pettigrew S & van Schalkwyk M (2021) Responsible Drinking, Conflicts of Interest, and the Elephant in the Room: A Commentary on A Scoping Review of "Responsible Drinking" Interventions by Gray, Williams & Shaffer (2020). Commentary on: Gray, H. , Wiley, R. , Williams, P. , & Shaffer, H. (2020). A scoping review of “Responsible Drinking” interventions. Health Communication, 1–21. https://doi-org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1733226. Health Communication, 36 (2), pp. 257-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1827541
First paragraph: As researchers who have analyzed responsible drinking campaigns, we read the above paper (Gray et al., 2020) with interest. We found the paper concerning, not least because the concept of “Responsible Drinking” is highly problematic in ways in which this paper has omitted to discuss. We are also concerned that the paper contains significant misinterpretation of the evidence, and we believe it risks disseminating misinformation about the subject.
Health Communication: Volume 36, Issue 2
|Publication date online||30/09/2020|
|Date accepted by journal||28/09/2020|
|Item discussed||Gray, H. , Wiley, R. , Williams, P. , & Shaffer, H. (2020). A scoping review of “Responsible Drinking” interventions. Health Communication, 1–21. https://doi-org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1733226|