Tagged: New Zealand

NEWS: New Zealand Prisons: Epidemic Of Mental Health Disorders

More than 91% of New Zealand prisoners have a lifetime diagnosis of a mental health or substance use disorder.
A new report shows that 91% of prisoners in New Zealand have a lifetime diagnosis of a mental health or substance use disorder. More than 62% had an issue in the past 12 months…

NEWS: Today: Alcohol-Free On FASD Awareness Day

Every year international FASD Awareness Day is celebrated on the 9th September. Community events to mark FASD Awareness Day now take place around the world with communities traditionally pausing at 9.09am, the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, representing the 9 months of pregnancy. This time provides us with an opportunity to pause to reflect and consider the choice to have an alcohol free pregnancy and to share this prevention message across the world…

NEWS: Irish Global Leader In Alcohol During Pregnancy

An international analysis compared women in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. It found that weekly consumption of Irish women tends to be low and that they ignore public health recommendation to live alcohol free during pregnancy, for risk of mental and physical problems the unborn baby may suffer…

NEWS: New Zealand: 1st Conference On Alcohol, Cancer

It has been documented in scientific literature for at least 50 years that alcohol is carcinogenic, and it has been scheduled as a Group 1 carcinogen (an agent that directly causes cancer) by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) since 1988. However, this information is not familiar to the public of New Zealand…

NEWS: New Zealand: Few Seek Help For Alcohol Issues

32.4% of alcohol users in New Zealand say they planned to cut back over the next 12 months, but only one in twenty (4.9%) had any plans to seek help in doing so, even though one in five of them would like help.
23.5% said others had expressed concern about their alcohol use. One in ten, almost 12%, reported at least monthly feelings of guilt or regret after consuming alcohol…

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…