Tagged: Domestic Violence

BLOG: Big Alcohol’s Attack On Women

The news is not that the alcohol industry does this. The outrage is not that they admit it. The story is that Big Alcohol tactics to target women have real and adverse consequences…

NEWS: CoA Week: Civil Society Open Letter

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

NEWS: No Alcohol, No Violence In Women-Led Community

Violence against women remains prevalent in Bolivia, but Maria Auxiliadora, a women-led community in Cochabamba, is trying to change this. The Guardian reports the story…

NEWS: Western Cape: Alcohol Linked To Domestic Violence

67% of domestic abuse cases in Cape linked to alcohol
A shocking 67% of all domestic abuse cases in the Western Cape are linked to alcohol abuse. Western Cape is the fourth largest of the nine provinces of the Republic of South Africa in terms of both area and population…

NEWS: Study: Childhood Abuse Fuels Later Addictions

Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence fuels substance addictions later in life
Adults who have alcohol or other drug dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Toronto…

NEWS: Regular Marijuana Use Tied To Social Issues

Regular use of marijuana has been tied to social and monetary issues during midlife. A new study reveals: Middle-aged adults who’ve used marijuana for a long time may find themselves with lower paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs. These people may also suffer more money problems and have more difficulties with both work and personal relationships than their peers who did not use marijuana. Some specific problems longtime marijuana users experience are, among others, antisocial behaviors at work, such as stealing money or lying to get a job, and intimate partner violence…

NEWS: Sobriety Program Reduces Deaths

Frequent Alcohol Testing Combined with Swift, Certain and Modest Sanctions Is Associated with Drop in Mortality. An innovative program that requires alcohol-involved offenders to abstain from alcohol and submit to frequent alcohol tests may be associated with a reduction in deaths, according to a new RAND Corporation study…

NEWS: Bhutan: Alcohol Policy Adopted

The government of Bhutan approved the National Policy and Strategic Framework To Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol (2015-2020). The work on the alcohol policy started more than four years ago, in June 2011. The new policy makers a landmark achievement in the national effort to promote sustainable development…