Topic: Youth Rights

NEWS: Philippines: Supermarkets Get New Alcohol Accessibility Rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Philippines has issued new guidelines on displaying alcohol, to make it less accessible to youth. The new rules state “Regardless of type of packaging, all alcoholic beverages shall only be displayed in designated conspicuous area in all convenience stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, groceries, and other food retailing stores with prominent signage ‘ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.”…

REPORT: Universal Health Coverage and the Forgotten Generation

The editorial focuses on the overlooking of adolescents when it comes to Universal Health Coverage, stating that the political declaration on the UN General Assembly on September 23rd overlooked this generation. The three core indicators of universal health care(coverage, quality, and avoidance of poverty due to expenditure) are rarely achieved in adolescent health…

NEWS: Canada: Thousands of Youth Hospitalized

A staggering number of youth are hospitalised in Canada due to harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. According to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), more than 23,500 youth were hospitalized for harm from substance use. About 65 young people in Canada per day are admitted to hospital because of harm caused by cannabis, alcohol, opioids and other substances. Cannabis accounted for nearly 40% of the hospital stays among youth. Alcohol accounted for about 26% of the hospitalizations…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Delivery Apps Fuel Harm

As alcohol delivery services spread across Australia, public health community fears an increase in alcohol harm. Health experts are concerned about the spread of alcohol delivery and it means for on demand alcohol. Some of the biggest problems with alcohol delivery is that it is hard to monitor and enforce. Intoxicated people or minors can be delivered alcohol…

REPORT: Neurobiological and Cognitive Profile of Young Binge Alcohol Users

Using the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Evidence Profile, the certainty in outcomes ranged from very low to low. Future prospective longitudinal studies should address concomitant factors, exposure thresholds, and age-related vulnerabilities of binge alcohol use, as well as the degree of recovery following discontinuation of use…

NEWS: Online Gamers Exposed to Avalanche of Alcohol Ads

An avalanche of alcohol ads are directed at online gamers and laws are failing to protect especially the youth from these ads. According to research by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), e-sports are unregulated and directly funnel advertising of unhealthy products such as alcohol to gamers including minors…

NEWS: Mexico: President Launches Drug Prevention Program

Mexico’s President has launched a drug prevention program to reduce the increasing drug use, specially among minors and youth. Mexican government survey data shows drug use among minors has more than quadrupled since 2002, with more than 1 in 20 Mexicans between the ages of 12-17 saying they have consumed illegal drugs…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka Launches Youth Action Network

ADIC Sri Lanka, a member organization of IOGT International, has launched the Youth Action Network Sri Lanka (YAN Sri Lanka) as their youth wing. YAN Sri Lanka is a youth-led network for young people, by young people, to promote development of youth through, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
YAN Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual youth network. These young leaders work with other youth at the grassroots level towards alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention through activism in various fields such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention, democracy, human rights, and gender equality…

REPORT: Psychosocial Correlates of Self-Reported HIV Among Youth in the Slums of Kampala

Youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda have a high prevalence of HIV. These youth are in dire need of interventions which address both alcohol use behaviors and sexual risk behaviors to reduce further complications of their existing health conditions, including HIV…

NEWS: USA: How Big Beer Targets College Students

In search of sales growth, Big Beer has begun partnering with college football programs, where alcohol sales have long been banned inside stadiums. West Virginia was one of the first to sell alcohol in a college stadium. It was followed by Ohio State and Oregon, and then more recently, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Missouri and Arkansas. The football program at the University of Arkansas recently signed a $400,000 sponsorship deal with AB InBev…