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Duration: 29 minutes

With one in 60 hospital admissions down to alcohol abuse a drinking DJ gives up the booze over the festive period to see if he can cope. He also finds out what difference alcohol makes to his body. Plus a look at the rising expense of Asian weddings where guest lists run into the hundreds and costs rise up to the tens of thousands.

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