Topic: Alcohol Norm

REPORT: Is Alcohol Consumption Contagious?

The contagion effect regarding alcohol use behavior calls for a focus on environmental prevention efforts.
By decreasing the public acceptance of (adolescent) alcohol use, the average proportion of problematic adolescent alcohol users in European countries may be reduced…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Goes Bonkers Over Canadian Road Safety Plans

Lowering the BAC limit is a smart policy move. Science and public health activists would say so. And many politicians, like Canada’s Minister of Justice. The alcohol industry, however, has a different view…

Alarm Over Increasing Alcohol Harm In Thai Women, Girls

Women and girls in Thailand suffer increasingly from alcohol-related harm. As alcohol companies target their marketing towards Thai girls and women, consumption increases and so do associated harms. At the same time, women are still greatly affected by men’s alcohol use, for example due to triggered violence…

REPORT: Shocking Alcohol Use Disorders Increases In United States

Substantial increases in alcohol use, high-risk alcohol intake, and DSM-IV alcohol use disorder constitute a public health crisis and portend increases in chronic disease comorbidities in the United States, especially among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged…

NEWS: New Zealand: Doctors Urge Alcohol Ban From Supermarkets

Selling wine and beer next to food ‘normalizes’ a dangerous drug that should be sold at specific outlets
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has called for a ban on selling alcohol in supermarkets, saying that having it next to groceries and food normalized alcohol and and made buying it cheap and easy…

REPORT: South Korea: Biking Under Alcohol Influence

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of BUI and the associated risk factors in a representative Korean population. In conclusion, the prevalence of BUI was 12.1% and several associated risk factors for BUI were elucidated in this study.
The development of specific preventive strategies and educational programs aimed at deterring individuals at a high risk of engaging in BUI is expected to reduce the number of alcohol-related bicycle injuries…