Topic: Alcohol Norm

NEWS: WHO: Global Safety Conference Recognizes Alcohol

WHO: Global Safety Conferences recognizes alcohol as leading cause of accidents, injuries, violence, harm and calls for WHO to be role model in promoting health…

NEWS: Rising Alcohol Issues Among Over-50s

Adults over 50 in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly experiencing alcohol issues due to hazardous levels of alcohol consumption that are requiring hospitalization. Researchers from Massey University, the University of Auckland and the University of New South Wales presented findings of their surveys at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs conference in New Zealand. Another study of more than 700 New Zealanders aged 61 to 81 made the scale of the problem clear: 36% of older adults were consistent hazardous alcohol users since their early adulthood…

BLOG: 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…

NEWS: New SAFER Initiative Launched At United Nations

WHO Launches SAFER Alcohol Control Initiative To Curb Alcohol Harm
WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025.
With strong support from IOGT International, The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a groundbreaking new initiative and technical package called SAFER – outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments prevent and reduce alcohol harm and related health, social and economic consequences…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern Regarding Global Fund Partnering With Heineken

Civil Society expresses deep concern about the Global Fund jeopardizing its important mission through new partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken…

NEWS: England: Alcohol Industry Relies On Heavy Users

Nearly one-third of alcohol sold in England is being consumed by 4% of the population. The figure from Public Health England emerged during parliamentary debate on minimum unit price on alcohol…

REPORT: Significant Decline In Australian Teen Substance Use

A new study finds a significant decline in teen substance use, including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. A mix of tighter laws and education programs targeted at schools and parents had contributed to this very positive development…

REPORT: How Homeless And Alcohol Dependent People Cope When Alcohol Is Unaffordable

What are the potential negative unintended consequences for vulnerable people and communities of alcohol being unaffordable?
People experiencing alcohol dependence and housing instability more often reduced their alcohol consumption than used harmful coping when alcohol was unaffordable…