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Scotland trials drug that reduces craving for alcohol

7 October 2013 Last updated at 19:23 BST

Scotland has become the first country in Europe to prescribe a new drug which reduces cravings for alcohol.

Nalmefene will be available on the NHS in Scotland and is designed to help heavy drinkers who are not yet alcoholics.

Scotland has one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in Europe.

James Cook reports.