Tagged: Binge Alcohol Use

REPORT: Alcohol Binge-Induced Cardiovascular Dysfunction Involves Endocannabinoid–CB1-R Signaling

Acute alcohol binge was associated with elevated levels of cardiac endocannabinoid anandamide and profound cardiovascular dysfunction lasting for several hours and redistribution of circulation. These changes were attenuated by CB1-R antagonist or in CB1-R knockout mice. The results suggest that a single alcohol binge has profound effects on the cardiovascular system, which involve endocannabinoid–CB1-R signaling…

NEWS: Uganda: 61% Started Alcohol Use Before Age 18

According to a survey by the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) 61% of the population that uses alcohol started use before 18 years of age.
According to the survey, peer pressure, wanting to test alcohol and stress are leading minors to take up alcohol use. Results also reveal that 31% of those who use alcohol started before they were 14 years old.
These statistics are worrying given that it means 27 million Ugandans are at an increased risk of suffering alcohol-related consequences. Evidence shows that the earlier someone starts using alcohol, the higher is the probability that they develop alcohol problems, such as addiction or chronic diseases, later on in life…

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: Czechia: Government Plans Stronger Alcohol Policy

The Czech government is taking concrete steps to implement stronger alcohol policy measures, in response to high societal costs. In addition to alcohol tax increase, the Health Minister of Czechia is preparing a draft bill that would better regulate advertising of tobacco and alcohol in electronic media…

NEWS: WHO Illustrates Europe’s Alcohol Problem

A recent WHO report shows that rates of alcohol consumption in Europe have not dropped as expected, even though all countries have signed the European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012–2020. According to the “Status report on alcohol consumption, harm and policy responses in 30 European countries 2019” there was no statistically significant decline in total alcohol per capita consumption between 2010 and 2016 and the observed decreases in heavy episodic alcohol use seem to have come to a halt…

PRESS RELEASE: Europe’s Alcohol Epidemic And What To Do About It

Brand new WHO Europe alcohol status report 2019 illustrates the high burden of alcohol across the region and that alcohol use and related harms are not declining at an acceptable rate. In response, IOGT International is calling for a new EU Alcohol Strategy, for an updated and improved Action Plan on alcohol in the WHO European region, and for a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control…

NEWS: Balearics: Alcohol Addiction Affects 60,000 People

A study by alcohol and other drug dependency charity Projecte Home reveals that almost 60,000 people in the Spanish Balearic islands are addicted to alcohol. According to the study, in the past 12 months, 78% of people in the Balearics have consumed alcohol…

NEWS: Germany: Increase in Addictions

According to the the epidemiological addiction survey 2018, in Germany, taking painkillers and cannabis use is increasing. Comparatively smoking cigarettes and alcohol use is going down, but is still one of the highest in the region. Nearly 14% of respondents were dependent on at least one substance. Projected to the population, this is equivalent to 7 million out of 50 million 18- to 64-year-olds…

NEWS: Encouraging Irresponsible Consumption

A complaint by Alcohol Change UK that Jameson Irish whiskey’s Barrelback promotional material encouraged irresponsible consumption has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. An on-trade offer gave consumers the chance to buy a single measure of Jameson whiskey in a small metal barrel that could be hooked onto a pint glass…

NEWS: New Zealand: Justice Minister Plans Alcohol Law Review

Justice Minister Andrew Little is concerned about the alcohol industry overpowering local alcohol laws and says he wants a review of the laws soon. The Alcohol Sale and Supply Act was passed in 2012 in New Zealand. But, as IOGT International reported earlier, this was a watered down version from the The 2010 Law Commission report, “Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm” which laid out 153 recommendations for reducing the harm of alcohol to society…