Topic: Alcohol Norm

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…

BLOG: 2017 Wrap-Up: 3 Secrets For Our Successes

2017 wrap-up I am scrolling through IOGT International’s Instagram account looking back at our 2017. The year was very rich! And very successful. I am thankful for this moment of writing my blog for you, as it gives me some time to take it all fully in. I’d love to share three secrets for our successes with… Read more »

REPORT: UNAIDS: Addressing A Blind Spot In The Response To HIV

On December 1, World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report that warns men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.
The new report shows the blind spot in reaching men with HIV services…