Topic: Alcohol Norm

BLOG: The Oppressive Alcohol Norm And The Freedom To Not Use Alcohol

The current alcohol norm is oppressive. The alcohol culture in Sweden doesn’t reflect people’s real preferences and wishes, but only those of the alcohol industry and a small minority of influential people.
This is a groundbreaking blog post that dissects the Swedish alcohol norm, provides solid evidence and data and discusses positive solutions.
How to achieve freedom for the many to enjoy social life free from pressure to engage in behaviour many, many people do not actually like or want to engage in? Lucas’ latest blog post explores reasons and possibilities for making possible the freedom for the many to participate in social life in exactly the way people truly choose to and feel content with…

NEWS: Canada: New Food Guide Warns Against Alcohol Use

The new food guide introduced by Canada, has recognized alcohol as a “leading global health concern”. The guide notes the relationship alcohol consumption has with seven types of cancer, other serious health conditions and social issues. The guide advises people to not start consuming alcohol for non-users and while there is no safe limit of alcohol consumption, alcohol users are advised to limit consumption to Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines…

EVENT: summerLEAHP 2019

summerLEAHP 2019 is the world’s first ever international summer school for bright young minds who want to take the lead in transforming student environments by addressing alcohol-related harm.
Providing a unique hub for youth leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy summerLEAHP empowers youth leaders to shape the norms and environments they study and live in to promote health, inclusion and opportunity for all.
summerLEAHP 2019 is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Betting Big Bucks On Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest beer producer, controlling every third bottle of beer sold in the world. AB InBev keeps making headlines with gigantic investments in alcohol promotions during major sports events, like the Fifa World Cup, the Super Bowl and other tournaments with global viewerships. This aggressive investment in brand promotion must be understood in direct connection to the beer giant’s performance on the stock markets and its ability to make shareholders happy. Here’s how it works…

NEWS: Many Benefits Of An Alcohol-Free Month

Dry January is an initiative of the British NGO Alcohol Change, which inspires and supports people to try and start the year with a month free from alcohol. The alcohol-free month in January has gone global and Dry January is a worldwide phenomenon now – as evidenced by a recent Wall Street Journal article by Sumathi Reddy entitled “The Dry January Effect. Now that the British fad is taking hold in the U.S., research shows that losing booze for a month has several health benefits—sometimes months later”.
Research shows that the people participating in Dry January are experiencing major benefits…

NEWS: Australia: Controversial Booze Now, Pay Later Scheme

‘Buy now, pay later’ services are emerging as veritable credit schemes in Australia. Instead of paying a deposit in store to secure a commodity for later purchase, customers can get their goods straightaway and can use them and consume them before making a single payment. Afterpay is the biggest provider of such services in Australia. It even allows alcohol to be bought in this manner, a controversial scheme that has come under scrutiny and criticism…

NEWS: EU: Household Alcohol Spending Nearly €130 Billion

In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcoholic beverages. This represents a total expenditure of over €130 billion, equivalent to 0.9% of EU GDP or over €300 per EU inhabitant. It should be noted that this does not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels…