Tagged: Addiction

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: Influencers Called Out for Alcohol Promotion Without Disclosure

Prominent social media infleuncers are being called out for not disclosing alcohol promotion content. The tactic of advertising alcohol on social media is sly and lucrative as its uneasy to track, which poses significant harm to viewers. A VicHealth study found that 75% of Australia’s top 70 influencers, promoted alcohol and fewer than 25% disclosed they were being paid for the alcohol promotions…

NEWS: USA: Epidemic of Alcohol Use Disorder

New data from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) shows that almost 20 million people in the United States suffer from an alcohol use disorder. This translates to 1 in 12 people suffering from alcohol use disorder. 7 million children grow up in families with parental alcohol use disorder. More than 50% adults have a family history of alcohol use disorder…

NEWS: India: Alarming Rise in Delhi Alcohol Consumption

A new survey shows Delhiites consume 500 000 litres of alcohol worth of 6o million rupees every month. This includes 40% male and 20% female Delhiites who uses alcohol. Across India people consume a staggering amount of 36 million litres of alcohol, spending 4.1 billion rupees for the consumption… 

BLOG: Celebrating Recovery – The People and the Movement

Facing Addiction with NCADD honored individuals whose outstanding efforts have been vocal and visible in their support of the recovery movement, from celebrities like Marjorie and Joe Walsh to Sir Ringo Starr and Lady Barbara Bach Starkey…

NEWS: New Drug Policy Report: PEOPLE’S VOICE

Drug Policy Futures has launched a brand new report assessing the last ten years of the response to the world drug problem and charting the way ahead for the coming decade.
The report is written by IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova and was made possible by funding from FORUT, the development branch of the Norwegian IOGT movement…

OPEN LETTER: Don’t Poison Our Rights

Open Letter to call for an end of the partnership between Diageo, the world’s second largest liquor producer and the International Women’s Day, and to put an end to Big Alcohol attempting to poison Women’s Rights…

NEWS: India: Magnitude of Alcohol Problems

A report by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Government of India outlines the magnitude of alcohol problems in the country along with other substance use issues. According to the report alcohol is the most common psychoactive substance used by Indians and alcohol use has been reported in all the age groups, including among children aged 10-17 years. About 5.2% of the population (more than 57 million individuals) are struggling with alcohol use disorder and need help for their alcohol use problems…

REPORT: Framework to Measure Social Inequity in Health

The Health Equity Measurement Framework highlights intervention areas to be influenced by strategic public policy for any organisation whose purview has an effect on health, including helping non-health sectors (such as education and labour) to better understand how their policies influence population health and perceive their role in health equity promotion. The Health Equity Measurement Framework recognises the complexity surrounding the social determinants of health and provides a clear, overarching direction for empirical work on health equity…

EVENT: CSocD57 Side Event: Time To Deliver On Social Inclusion

The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, IOGT International and the International Federation for Family Development cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 57th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) to discuss the role and potential of alcohol taxation to help reduce inequalities and promote social development…