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Our Global Voices are a diverse, borderless and largely volunteer-driven community for exchange of ideas and opinions, analysis and commentary. Our blog posts inform the global conversation on alcohol and other drugs, shed light on latest news and convey exciting stories.

Together with our Guest Expert Bloggers, an exciting lineup of esteemed and renowned experts, this Blog Portal covers various aspects of issues related to alcohol and other drugs. We provide reads about latest scientific evidence, advocacy positions, commentary and opinions and inspiring lifestyle stories.

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  • Kristina Sperkova

    A Star Is Born And So Many Are Lost

    To me, it is obvious. We do not care. We exploit. In the name of fun. Entertainment. Even friendship. The lack of reflection in this area is alarming and harmful and it needs to change. We are talking about removing the stigma around (alcohol) addiction; we are talking about removing stigma about mental health problems, including substance use disorders but removing the stigma is impossible in this alcohol norm that glorifies the substance and completely ignores the harms of all the promotions, ill-concieved jokes, advertisments and endorsements…

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  • Kristina Sperkova

    Time’s Up For Big Alcohol Exploiting Feminism

    History is clear: when the alcohol industry had the chance to be part of advancing Women’s Human Rights, it chose unequivocally: their own profits. And the alcohol industry keep choosing marketing practices that subordinate, de-humanize and sexualize women. When Big Alcohol executives get to choose whether or not to be part of creating a culture of gender equality and women empowerment that is immune to men’s violence against women, they choose profits over women empowerment. Only now that women and girls have been identified as “emerging market” with vast potential for corporate profits they pretend to care for feminist values…

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  • Vijaya Vangala

    Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

    One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…

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