Tagged: Alcohol Use Disorder

NEWS: South Africa: Turf War Between Beer Giants

Heineken is gearing up to increase their share and loosen AB InBev’s grip of the South African Beer market in the ongoing turf war. AB InBev currently dominates the South African Beer market accounting for 88% of South Africa’s beer volumes and 86% of beer value. To compete with AB InBev, Heineken is gearing up. Recently Heineken invested in its Sedibeng brewery near Johannesburg…

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling Fuel School Drop-Out

The recent County Dialogues Report reveals drugs and gambling as leading causes for children dropping out of school in Kenya.
The report covers a range of causative factors for poor educational performance and kids dropping out of school in Kenya. These factors include alcohol, drug use and gambling…

NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

NEWS: Myanmar: Rising Mental Health Issues Linked to Alcohol

There is an increase in the number of mental health patients seeking treatment in hospitals in Myanmar. Most of the cases reported are related to alcohol consumption.
The data come from Ministry of Health and Sports’ report about latest development during the previous three years. According to an official of the Ministry of Health and Sports: The number of hospitalized patients increased from over 36,000 in 2012 to over 86,000 in 2017 and the root cause is alcohol consumption. Alcohol addiction increased around 2.5 fold, from 2013 to 2018…

NEWS: Alcohol Major Risk Factor for Gun Violence 

According to research alcohol use is more of a risk factor for gun violence than being diagnosed with a mental illness. According to a report from the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, substance use, especially alcohol, is a major risk factor that could influence whether a person will use a gun to commit a violent crime…

NEWS: Week #31 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
Special Feature:
Members news from Ghana where GhanAPA was launched with the support of the IOGT movement.
For week 31, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from New Delhi, India, Hungary, Ukraine and Scotland.
Fresh science updates are about the digital world, labelling awareness among youth and alcohol policy in Ontario, Canada.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes the tobacco and alcohol giants invested in Big Marijuana, Heineken in Kenya, and political interference in Australia and The Gambia…

REPORT: Recovery from Opioid Problems in the US Population

An estimated 1.2 million American adults report resolving an opioid problem. Given the service use outcomes and longer-term problem resolution of mid-recovery OPI, early-recovery OPI may require encouragement to utilize additional or more intensive services to achieve longer-term recovery. OPI beyond recovery-year 1 may need enhanced support to address deficient self-esteem and promote well-being…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: Formal Launch of GhanAPA

The Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance (GhanAPA) has been launched under the theme: “The Role Of National Alcohol Policy In Preventing And Reducing Alcohol Harms”. The formal launch of the alcohol policy network comes two years after a national alcohol policy workshop laid the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The vision and mission of the GhanAPA is to advocate an alcohol-free Ghana and to contribute to the elimination of alcohol use by minors and vulnerable groups in Ghana…

NEWS: England Failing to Tackle Alcohol Epidemic

New research has found massive cuts to alcohol rehab services have led to major shortcomings in tackling the alcohol epidemic of England. A research conducted by King’s College scientists found more than £100m has been cut since services in England were reorganised in 2012. On average, alcohol and other drugs services in England had lost approximately 30% of their budgets since 2013-14, when they were handed over to local authority control.
This austerity policy is failing the people of England who are struggling under the heavy burden of the alcohol epidemic…

NEWS: Hungary: 30,000 Annual Alcohol Deaths

The number of people suffering from alcohol addiction in Hungary is around 800,000, and some 30,000 die annually of alcohol-related illnesses. The figures come from toxicologist Gábor Zacher who also said, on average Hungarians consume the equivalent of 14 liters of pure alcohol in alcoholic beverages every year…