Tagged: Adolescent Alcohol Use

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

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…

REPORT: Trajectories of Alcohol Use Problems based on Early Adolescent Alcohol Use

This analysis identifies three groups of adolescent alcohol users with differing patterns of use. Emergent binge alcohol users likely require public policy responses to alcohol use whereas increasing heavy alcohol users are potentially able to be identified individually on the basis of patterns of alcohol use and social variables. This group may benefit from psychosocial interventions and are unlikely to respond to a broad public health approach…

REPORT: Adolescent Mental Health Program Components and Behavior Risk Reduction

Universally delivered interventions can improve adolescent mental health and reduce risk behavior. Of 7 components with consistent signals of effectiveness, 3 had significant effects over multiple outcomes (interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and alcohol and drug education). Three program components emerged as consistently effective across different outcomes, providing a basis for developing future multioutcome intervention programs…

REPORT: Relationship between Parental Attitudes and Children’s Alcohol Use

Less restrictive parental attitudes towards children’s alcohol use are associated with increases in children’s alcohol use onset, alcohol use frequency and intoxication. Children’s perception of less restrictive parental attitudes is associated with children’s alcohol use…

NEWS: Israel: Youth at High Risk of Alcohol, Other Drugs, Violence

A new analysis shows 30% of youngsters in Israel are having problems involving alcohol, other drugs, sexual abuse or violence at home…

NEWS: Rwanda: Tackle Alcohol as Obstacle to Development

In Rwanda, alcohol is becoming a mounting burden, affecting the daily life of people as well as society. The harm is even greater for youth with alcohol affecting their education and overall well-being.Recent WHO data shows that in Rwanda there is a 7% prevalence of alcohol use disorder and a 2.5% prevalence of alcohol dependence…

REPORT: Adolescent Alcohol Use in the Nordic Countries

Parents play a role in the trend for reduced alcohol use among adolescents in Nordic countries. Parents have become more restrictive in terms of alcohol use. Reduced availability is also a significant factor contributing to this trend. Many factors such as economic, social, political and parental control will affect the future alcohol use of these generations of adolescents and whether future generations will continue this decreasing trend in alcohol use…