Shaken and Stirred –
DEC 12, 2018 – But a new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia,however, casts a shadow on all this booze, saying Bond displayed “severe alcohol use disorder” over the course of six decades and 24 movies. The study authors found that in his entire onscreen career, Bond drank 109 times. His most excessive outing, when he downed six Vespers and raised his blood alcohol level to approximately .36 grams per deciliter in Quantum of Solace, was “enough to kill some people,” they noted. Bond’s actions, including binge drinking, driving after drinking, fighting after drinking, having sex after drinking, and operating nuclear machinery after drinking, satisfied more than half of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use disorder.
“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum,” the study authors concluded. “He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.”