Tagged: Binge Alcohol Use

NEWS: Ireland: More than 1,000 Kids Treated for Alcohol Issues

According to the Irish Daily Mail over 1,000 kids across Ireland were treated for alcohol and other drugs related issues in 2018. Out of 1,100 cases, 290 were children under the age of 10 years. Professor Deirdre Murray, Consultant Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital, discusses child and teenage alcohol use on RTE Radio 1…

NEWS: New Zealand: Demand for Alcohol Policy Amid Addiction Crisis

Psychiatrists are calling for wide-ranging restrictions on alcohol, saying alcohol harm remains the most pervasive addiction problem in New Zealand. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has thrown its support behind a call by The New Zealand Medical Journal for strengthening of alcohol regulations to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on New Zealanders’ mental health and wellbeing…

REPORT: Cost-Effectiveness of a Combined Classroom Curriculum and Parental Intervention

STAMPP was relatively low cost and reduced heavy episodic alcohol use. STAMPP was not associated with any clear public sector cost savings, but neither did it increase them or lead to any cost-shifting within the public sector categories. Further research is required to establish if the cost-effectiveness of STAMPP is sustained in the long term…

REPORT: Binge Alcohol Use and Prescription Opioid Misuse in the U.S.

More than half of the 4.2 million people who misused prescription opioids during 2012–2014 were binge alcohol users, and binge alcohol users had nearly twice the odds of misusing prescription opioids, compared with abstainers. Widespread use of evidence-based strategies for preventing binge alcohol use might reduce opioid misuse and overdoses involving alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Link between Binge Alcohol Use and Prescription Drugs Misuse

A new study by the CDC reports more than 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge alcohol use. People who binged on alcohol were nearly twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids as abstainers…

NEWS: Asia: Alarming Rise in Alcohol Use

A new landmark scientific study shows that alcohol use is rising across much of the Asia region. Even heavy episodic (binge) alcohol use has increased significantly in China, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam, according to new research.
An aggressive and systematic push of multinational alcohol corporations into the countries of Asia means that Asians are increasingly likely to use alcohol and to consume alcohol to inebriation and intoxication, at least once a month, according to new data published in The Lancet medical journal…

NEWS: USA: College Athletics Makes Alcohol More Available

Southeastern Conference (SEC) league presidents have decided to remove a decades-old ban on alcohol sales at athletic events.
The SEC is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States. The SEC has had an alcohol ban in effect at least since 1978…

NEWS: Australia: Rise in Alcohol Hospitalization of Minors

Increasing binge alcohol use is causing a rise in alcohol related hospitalization of minors in Queensland, Australia. Averagely about 20 children end up in hospital every week due to alcohol. Queensland Health data shows in 2018, 975 underage alcohol users ended up in Queensland emergency departments (EDs). This is an increase from 762 in 2014…

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

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…