Analysing the typology of drinkers in New Zealand, this study found that individuals with higher consumption levels were more likely to display signs of alcohol dependency, report lower satisfaction with their health and to have purchased alcohol late at night. Given these results the study concludes that due to individuals responses to alcohol-related policies being influenced by their consumption levels this should be taken into account when developing policy.
Wall M, Casswell S. Drinker Types, Harm, and Policy-Related Variables: Results from the 2011 International Alcohol Control Study in New Zealand. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 May 1;41(5):1044–53. Available from; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28372021