Topic: Recovery

NEWS: Highlighting Alcohol As TB Risk Factor

IOGT International is participating at the United Nations in the Interactive Civil Society Hearing on the fight against tuberculosis to highlight alcohol as major risk factor for tuberculosis and promote alcohol policy best buy measures as part of the solutions to help end TB…

EVENT: WHO EB 142nd Session

The Executive Board is composed of 34 members technically qualified in the field of health. Members are elected for three-year terms. The main functions of the Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work…

NEWS: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

IOGT International together with the International Federation for Family Development used the opportunity to host a side event exploring a comprehensive approach to the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs…

EVENT: CSocD56 Side Event: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

The International Federation for Family Development with IOGT International cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56)…

NEWS: Children Of Parents With Alcohol Problems Need Help

In a powerful editorial, published in The Guardian, UK Member of Parliament Liam Byrne shares parts of his own story of growing up with a father who has alcohol problems and explores recent data on how children are affected – and what the conclusions must be…

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…

NEWS: UNAIDS Report Warns About Harmful Masculinities

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…

BLOG: Detrimental Effect Of Alcohol On HIV Treatment Adherence

The mechanisms and interactions between alcohol and HIV are several but can conceptually be described as behavioral and biological. This blog summarizes a meta analysis about the detrimental effect of alcohol on HIV treatment adherence and explores the question of which levels of alcohol consumption might be most problematic…

EVENT: 2017 National Conference On Alc​ohol And Opioid Use In Women And Girls

Interesting conference organized by American Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The event takes place in Washington and focuses on women and girls as a risk group. It provides the latest studies on alcohol and opioid use in the context of prevention, treatment and recovery…

REPORT: Managing Alcohol Use Disorder In Primary Health Care

Despite the global burden of disease due to alcohol and the evidence that this can be reduced by screening and brief advice programmes delivered in primary health care, such programmes remain poorly implemented. Were such programmes widely implemented, there would be substantial health and productivity gains…