Topic: Alcohol Norm

NEWS: Denmark: Alcohol Use Rising Among Youth

The trend of declining alcohol consumption in Denmark has gone into reverse with consumption rising among youth, according to a recent survey.
According to newest data, not only, four out of five 15-year-olds have already tried consuming alcohol, but one out of ten 11-year-olds and one out of three 13-year-olds have tried it as well.
Another poll by TV2 has found, one out of five people in Denmark think it is okay for young people to consume alcohol before they are 16 years old…

NEWS: USA: Sober Curious Movement Growing

The sober curious movement is growing in the US with two thirds of millennials aiming to reduce their alcohol consumption. Nielsen reports, 47% of US consumers over the age of 21 are making a concerted effort to reduce their alcohol intake – a figure that leaps to 66% when looking specifically at millennials, who are driving this change…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Harm Will Rise Unless Policy Action Is Taken

Public health organizations in the United Kingdom warn that the country will continue on an “alarming trajectory” of alcohol-related ill health and deaths unless the government prioritizes policy action to tackle the issue.
A letter from the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal Colleges argues that the government lacks strategic focus in dealing with alcohol harm. The lack of strategic alcohol policy focus fuels alcohol deaths…

NEWS: India: Liquor Sales Fall Due to Alcohol-Free Election

Indian alcohol summer sales growth has slowed for beer by 2% and for spirits by 1% comparative to last years sales growth due to alcohol restrictions in election months. According to Global Data, last year in the peak summer months sales grew by 7% for beer and 3% for spirits. Comparatively this year sales growth has reduced by 5% for beer and 2% for spirits in the same time period…

NEWS: 10 Areas For Government Action On Alcohol

The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights ten areas governments could work with to prevent and reduce alcohol harm. These 10 areas have been adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010, as countries agreed the WHO Global Alcohol Strategy.
Each year 3 million lives are lost due to alcohol. The WHO global alcohol strategy seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities. It is envisaged that the global strategy will promote and support local, regional and global actions to considerably reduce morbidity and mortality due to alcohol harm and the adverse social and economic consequences of alcohol.
The global strategy focuses on ten key areas of policy options and interventions at the national level…

NEWS: Australia: National Failure on Alcohol Policy Burdens Emergency Department

In 2015, the Australian government had launched a consultation about a new national alcohol policy. Five years and many preventable alcohol-related deaths later this policy is yet to be adopted in Australia. Public health advocates are disappointed in the latest draft as it does not address alcohol harm adequately.
Meanwhile, delays and failures in national alcohol policy are contributing to overload in emergency departments across Australia…

NEWS: New Zealand: Government Falls Short in Response to Alcohol Harm

The government is failing in the face of alcohol harm in New Zealand. Mental Health experts of New Zealand are calling on the government to urgently address the alcohol problem in the country. According to the mental health addiction inquiry, alcohol incurs a cost of almost $8 billion a year, alcohol is implicated in one third of all suicides. But evidence-based, cost-effective alcohol policy best buys are available…

REPORT: Cost-Effectiveness of a Combined Classroom Curriculum and Parental Intervention

STAMPP was relatively low cost and reduced heavy episodic alcohol use. STAMPP was not associated with any clear public sector cost savings, but neither did it increase them or lead to any cost-shifting within the public sector categories. Further research is required to establish if the cost-effectiveness of STAMPP is sustained in the long term…

NEWS: Women Who Quit Booze Improve Mental Health

According to a new study women can boost their mental health by quitting alcohol completely.
Despite persisting recommendations by some that “moderate” alcohol use was not harmful to health, new findings suggest people who abstain enjoy the highest level of mental well-being.
The researchers said quitting alcohol may improve overall health-related quality of life as well as mental well-being, especially for women…