Tagged: Social Costs

BLOG: It’s In The Numbers: Alcohol An Obstacle To Development

13 Goals and 52 Targets. Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets. These numbers tell the story of alcohol’s massive burden on sustainable human development.
We have done the math. We have analyzed the 2030 Agenda, its goals and targets; and we’ve looked at the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental and economic. The numbers are clear: alcohol is an obstacle to every singel dimension of development…

NEWS: Cananda: $1 Billion Costs Of DUIC

A new study “Estimating the Harms and Costs of Cannabis-Attributable Collisions in the Canadian Provinces” estimates the social and economic costs associated with driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) in Canadian provinces to be $1 billion in costs associated with DUIC deaths, injuries and property damage only collisions, with particularly high rates of harm among youth and young adults between the ages of 16–34…

NEWS: EU: Local Leaders Demand Alcohol Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called for the European Union to establish a new alcohol strategy and to improve labelling, increase efforts to protect children, target binge alcohol use, and encourage the use of car locks to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol…

NEWS: European Social Survey: Alcohol Use Health Determinant

European Social Survey reveals findings about the health of Europe
A new European Social Survey (ESS) report, based on data from 21 countries, is analyzing attitudes towards physical and mental health in 21 European countries. The ESS shows: Alcohol use health determinants…

NEWS: NL: Increase In Alcohol Tax Yields €20 Billion

Increase in excise taxes on alcohol can yield €14 to €20 billion in societal benefits
An increase in excise taxes of 50% over a period of 50 years will result in societal benefits of €14 to €20 billion in the Netherlands…

NEWS: Netherlands: Alcohol Harm Costs €2.9 Billion

Massive alcohol costs burdening Dutch society
The harm resulting from alcohol use in the Netherlands burden society with €2.3 to €2.9 billion every year, according to findings from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)…

NEWS: Poland: Rising Alcohol Use And Harm

The current trend of alcohol consumption at population level in Poland deserves a red flag. Consumption rates have increased by 30% in Poland between 2001 and 2012. This is in sharp contrast to the yearly decline in consumption the country had enjoyed since 1980. The rising trend is more relevant than ever in Poland due to the concurrent increase in other factors like obesity and diabetes. Combining these risk factors may dramatically raise the number of hospitalizations over the next two decades. Current research has found that even one glass of wine per night increases the risk of breast and other forms of cancer. Alcohol harm has a significant effect on society as a whole. An estimated 28 billion PLN was lost in 2015 due to alcohol-related problems. Current models apply 55% of the cost onto society through the loss in work productivity, loss of income taxes, and the extra financial burden on the healthcare system. The other 45% goes directly to the abuser’s family through lost wages and even patient death…

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…

NEWS: UK Parliament Discusses Children Of Alcoholics

Alcohol harm and associated costs in general and children of alcoholics and their needs and their predicament in particular were discussed in the UK Parliament with a purpose to find more effective and sustainable support going forward…